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Joe Burrow


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Full NameJoseph Lee Burrow

BornDecember 10, 1996

Height6 feet 3 inches (193 cm)

NationalityAmerican

ABOUT

Joe Burrow is an American football player who is currently playing as a quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals. He made his debut in the Super Bowl in 2022. Drafted in 2020 by the club as part of the National Football League (NFL), Burrow was the first pick of the Bengals that year. He began his career in college football playing for Ohio State. It was however in 2019, while playing for the Tigers after transferring to Louisiana State University, that he secured his place in the field by leading the Tigers towards victory that season. His initial success in college football was followed by a setback in the first season of his NFL career due to a knee injury. His career as an injured reserve took a positive turn in 2021 when his outstanding performance in the second season led him to win the honor of NFL Comeback Player of the Year and made him secure the title of NFL Completion Leader.


Joe Burrow Early Life and Background


Joseph Lee Burrow was born in a family with a history of athletic achievements.In the 1940s, one of his grandmothers set a Mississippi state high school record with an 82-point game in basketball. His paternal grandfather played basketball at Mississippi State. Joe was the son of Robin and James Lee Burrow, a couple based in Ames, Iowa on December 10, 1996. His father had been on the staff for the Iowa State Cyclones at the time of his birth. His father, better known as Jimmy Burrow, uncle and two of his elder brothers played American football on defense. Jimmy is a former all-star defensive back in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League and currently a retired college football coach. It was in 2002, owing to his father’s position as an assistant coach for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, that Joe attended the Rose Bowl for the first time.


Joe’s family moved to North Dakota in 2003 after his father accepted the position of defensive coordinator at North Dakota State University in Fargo. They spent two years in Fargo before moving again to Athens where Jim was the defensive coordinator at Ohio University. Each place the Burrows moved to and his father’s institutional affiliations shaped Joe’s early childhood before he started attending the Athen’s High School (2011-14). It was in High School that his success story took off when he led his school to three straight playoff appearances and the first seven playoff victories in school history. As a high school student, he passed for 11,416 yards with 157 passing touchdowns and rushed for 2,067 yards with 27 rushing touchdowns. He was awarded the state's Mr. Football Award and Gatorade Player of the Year award as a senior in 2014. He was also a commendable basketball player, and was named first-team all-state at point guard his senior year. Burrow was rated as a four-star football recruit, and was the eighth-highest ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015. He committed to Ohio State to play football on May 27, 2014. In December 2019, the Athens City School District school board unanimously approved a measure to rename the school's football stadium in honor of Burrow.


Playing for LSU Burrow took sole possession of the SEC single-season touchdown record in the SEC Championship Game, throwing for four touchdowns in LSU's 37–10 win over Georgia that secured the Tigers' place in the College Football Playoff. He is credited with having achieved the most touchdowns in a single season in the history of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). In the Tigers' season opener in his senior year against Georgia Southern, Burrow threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a 55–3 win, and was later named SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. After passing for over 5,600 yards with 60 touchdowns, Burrow was honored with the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award for his incredible performance. During his career in College football he went on to win several other awards- Walter Camp Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Lombardi Award, and Manning Award.


Who Drafted Joe Burrow?


Burrow was amongst 58 players invited to the 2020 NFL Draft where he signed his first four-year contract as a rookie with the Cincinnati Bengals which calculated his worth at $36.1 million, on July 31, 2020. He was the first overall pick of the Bengals that season and was the third-consecutive Heisman-winning quarterback to be selected first overall, following Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.


Joe Burrow NFL Journey


Joe was the only quarterback to have started playing in the opening week of the season after the draft. It was in his second game with the Bengals against the Cleveland Browns that Burrow threw his first career passing touchdown, a 23-yard pass to tight end C. J. Uzomah. Despite the fact that the club lost the game, he attempted 61 passes, completing 37 of them for 316 yards and three touchdowns, which broke the NFL record for most completions by a rookie quarterback in a single game.Two weeks later, Burrow earned his first career win by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also became the first rookie quarterback to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games. In the 11th week of the season Burrow tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee after being hit while throwing a pass against the Washington Football Team. After spending time at rehab Burrow returned and started the next season in 2021 from the first week itself with a 2-1 win for the Bengals. His 525 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in the 16th week of the season were the fourth most passing yards in a game in NFL history, and broke Boomer Esiason's franchise record for most passing yards in a game as a result. After helping his club secure a place in the playoffs for the first time since 2015, and a position in the Super Bowl LVI, Burrow finished the season playing in 16 games with 4,611 passing yards and 34 passing touchdowns, both franchise records. In 2022, he continues to play for the Cincinnati Bengals. In the second week of the season he threw 481 yards against the Atlanta Falcons and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week as a result of his overall performance. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career on the 21st of December, 2022.


Joe Burrow Teams


Cincinnati Bengals (2020-Present)


In his first season, after being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, Burrow was not only the first rookie quarterback to start in the first week itself but also became the first to throw for 300 or more yards in three straight games. He achieved several other firsts that season while playing for the club before his injury cut his season short, like being the first rookie in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown in a single game, and had completed more passes (221) than any other player in NFL history during their first eight games. After he made his comeback in the second season led the Bengals to victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that secured the club’s first playoff berth since 2015. Burrow’s performance in his playoff debut ended the Bengals' playoff win drought that had been active since the 1990 season. The Bengals first victory in franchise history in a playoff game on the road, against the Tennessee Titans during the divisional round, was because of Burrow’s throw for 348 yards and an interception in the 19–16 win. It was during the Bengals historic win against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game that Burrow helped lead the Bengals to their first Super Bowl appearance in 34 years.


Joe Burrow Awards and Achievements


Award/AccoladeYearTeam
NFL Comeback Player of the Year2021Cincinnati Bengals
Pro Bowl2021Cincinnati Bengals
NFL Completion Percentage Leader2021Cincinnati Bengals
CFP national champion2019Louisiana State University
CFP National Championship Offensive MVP2019Louisiana State University
Heisman Trophy2019Louisiana State University
Maxwell Award2019Louisiana State University
Walter Camp Award2019Louisiana State University
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award2019Louisiana State University
Davey O'Brien Award2019Louisiana State University
Manning Award2019Louisiana State University
Lombardi Award2019Louisiana State University
AP College Football Player of the Year2019Louisiana State University
Sporting News College Football Player of the Year2019Louisiana State University
2019 Peach Bowl Offensive MVP2019Louisiana State University
2019 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP2019Louisiana State University
Unanimous All-American2019Louisiana State University
SEC Offensive Player of the Year2019Louisiana State University
First-team All-SEC2019Louisiana State University



Joe Burrow Records


NFL records


  • Most completions by a rookie, game: 37 (2020)

  • Most times sacked in a single postseason: 19 (2021)

  • Most yards lost on sacks in a single postseason: 137 (2021)


Bengals franchise records


  • Most passing yards, game: 525

  • Most passing yards, season: 4,611 (2021)

  • Most passing touchdowns, season: 34 (2021)

  • Highest passer rating, season: 108.3 (2021)

  • Highest completion percentage, career (min. 500 pass attempts): 68.1%

  • Highest passer rating, career (min. 500 pass attempts): 100.9

  • Most 400+ yard passing games, career: 5

  • Most 300+ yard passing games, season: 6 (2021)


Joe Burrow Net Worth


Joe Burrow has a net worth of $10 million. The majority of his earnings have been from the NFL. Joe Burrow has stated that he likes to save the entirety of his NFL earnings and wants to sustain himself on his endorsement earnings for the time being.


Joe Burrow Contract


Joe Burrow's rookie contract with the Bengals is a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year. The total value of the contract is $36,190,137, with 100% fully guaranteed at signing. The contract came with a $23,880,100 signing bonus and average annual salary of $9,047,543.


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Joe Burrow Family


Joe’s father, Jim Burrow, had a successful college career himself at Nebraska and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 1976 NFL draft. He only played three games with the Packers, transitioning to a successful career with the Canadian Football League.


Burrow’s mother, Robin, is the principal at Eastern Elementary School in Ohio. She’s also a member on the board for Appalachian Children’s Coalition, an advocacy group for children in the area.


Joe Burrow Super Bowl Wins


Joe Burrow is yet to win a Super Bowl. Joe Burrow played in the Super Bowl for the Cincinnati Bengals as a quarterback in 2022. The Bengals lost against the Los Angeles Rams in a close game at the SoFi stadium.


Joe Burrow House


Joe Burrow is making a considerable amount of money as an NFL player. He has however, decided to live a rather humble life. He lives in a modest house in Athens, Ohio which is owned by his family. The Burrow family bought the $240,000 house in 2005 and have been living there since. The house has four-bedrooms and three bathrooms and is located in a cul-de-sac.


Popularly Asked Questions


1. How much is Joe Burrow’s Rookie Card Worth?


The average price of a Joe Burrow rookie card is between $4 and $14.99. The most expensive Joe Burrow rookie card to date has been sold for $9,077.


2. Who is Joe Burrow’s Girlfriend?


Joe Burrow has been dating Olivia Holzmacher since 2017. For all the details about Joe Burrow’s girlfriend, click here.


3. How accurate is Joe Burrow?


Joe Burrow had a pass completion rate of 70.4 percent in the 2021 NFL season. He is one of the most aggressive quarterbacks in the league but still holds a very high pass completion rate, showing that he is also one of the most accurate passers in the league.


4. Where is Joe Burrow from in Ohio?


Joe Burrow was born in Ames, Iowa however, his family shifted to Athens, Ohio when he was in high school.


5. Why is Joe Burrow called ‘Joe Shiesty’?


Joe Shiesty is a popular nickname for Joe Burrow given by a popular TikTok account called Traphouse sports. Shiesty means someone who is greedy and hurts someone. The nickname is owing to the fact that Joe Burrow hurts opposition defenses with his passes that dismantle them.


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