Why former LSU Football QB Joe Burrow is already a legit legend

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Is it too early to build former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow a statue?

Maybe in Baton Rouge? Cincinnati perhaps?

Ok, maybe it is a bit early. Burrow is only 25 after all.

But it’s not too early to call Burrow a legend.

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is already a legend

Burrow didn’t leave Super Bowl LVI as a winner. He lost his first shot at winning a Lombardi Trophy. And there’s no guarantee he’ll get another shot.

But he left the Super Bowl a legend.

First off, just the fact Burrow had the Bengals in the Super Bowl was amazing. Cincinnati had no business being in the Super Bowl this season. They barely had any business making the playoffs this year. And without Burrow, they wouldn’t have. They would’ve once again been sitting at home in January watching along with the rest of us.

That, however, is not why I think Burrow is already a legend (well that’s part of it).

It’s because Burrow finished the Super Bowl on Sunday night with a sprained MCL.

If you watched the game, you likely saw Burrow get sacked and scream out in pain as he held his knee on the ground.

There was some doubt as to whether or not Burrow would come back into the game. Unsurprisingly, Burrow was right back in the game.

But he wasn’t ok.

“Joe had the sprained MCL and that’s really a reaggravation of something he did back in December,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor after the game.

After the game, Burrow said he didn’t have his knee checked out during the game because there was no way he was coming out.

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That’s the stuff of legends. It’s too bad Burrow couldn’t enjoy a storybook ending to his sophomore season — he deserved it. But I have a feeling he will have another chance soon.