Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow hopes to smoke a cigar after the Super Bowl LVI
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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has a tradition of smoking a cigar after he wins something and he hopes to light up a cigar after Sunday's Super Bowl LVI. Burrow, the No. 1 pick of the 2020 NFL draft, led the Bengals to a Super Bowl appearance in his first full season in the NFL.
Burrow enjoyed lots of success in college, having won the Heisman trophy and a national championship. Burrow is aiming to become the first player in football history with a Heisman trophy, national championship and a Asuper Bowl.
The Bengals are set to take on the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl LVI. “Every time I win some kind of title I’m gonna smoke a cigar… So hopefully I can smoke another one next Sunday,” Burrow said this week, per The Spun.
Burrow confident in his knee
Burrow tore his ACL in his rookie season but made an impressive return to the field this season. "I think my confidence in myself hasn't really changed. I would say my confidence in my body, being able to physically do the things I needed to win games has changed throughout the year.
At the beginning of the year, I was basically eight months out from my surgery. I wasn't quite making as many plays as I had in the past with my legs," Burrow said on Tom Brady's Let's Go! Podcast. "So, I kind of had to rethink the way I was playing early in the year, trying to play more in the pocket within the structure of the offense.
Then, about halfway through the year after the bye week, I gained a little more confidence in my knee and I was starting to make some of those plays in the pocket. Making people miss, the way I had before the injury. "Then I was kind of able to do the things that I wanted to from there on out."