Joe Burrow has reportedly agreed to headline season two of Netflix’s latest hit show. That is excellent news for LSU football fans following his pro career.
Quarterback has been one of Netflix’s most-watched shows since its July 12th release date. Despite the show’s success, many NFL QBs have turned down the chance to be featured in season two. However, former LSU football and current Cincinnati Bengals star Joe Burrow is stepping in to carry the torch.
Reports broke today that Burrow agreed to appear on the next season of Quarterback.
We know that Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts, Matthew Stafford, and Sam Howell turned down the season two opportunity. Burrow initially turned down Netflix, but reconsidered.
At first glance, Joe Burrow is one of the last NFL QBs we’d expect to appear on the show. He seems to want to keep his head down and work toward a Super Bowl without distractions. However, Burrow is one of the most likable players in the NFL, so it’s no surprise the show’s producers tried so hard to get him.
We don’t know if Burrow was offered a lot of money, but either way, LSU football and Bengals fans can get excited to see Joe Cool in season two. Indeed, the show will allow us to see what Burrow is like outside of football.
Albeit he’s done podcasts and interviews in the past, nothing can rival the coverage we’ll get from Netflix’s Quarterback.
If the show stays true to its season one format, we can expect Joe Burrow to be the star player documented along with a veteran quarterback and journeyman quarterback. It’s hard to guess who will co-star with Joe, but we’d like to see the Derek Carr of the New Orleans Saints and Geno Smith of the Seattle Seahawks.
Quarterback kicked off with a bang, starring the biggest name in football right now, Patrick Mahomes. Alongside him were Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Atlanta Falcons quarterback QB Marcus Mariota.
The show wanted to feature three very different QBs, one a young star (Mahomes), one a veteran trying to win his first Super Bowl (Cousins), and one trying to turn his career around in a new place (Mariota).
Quarterback gave us the most in-depth look at the life of a starting NFL QB any fan has ever seen. The show included some excellent mic’d up moments while documenting how quarterbacks live their lives, including injury rehab and family time.
Manning and his Omaha Productions team have been scrambling to find QBs to star in season two but found their star in Joe Burrow after multiple rejections. As such, we hope Burrow’s commitment influences other NFL QBs to agree to do the show. We cannot wait for the next season.