Joe Burrow is one of the best up and coming quarterbacks in the whole of the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback led the franchise to a Super Bowl fixture after 33 years and has taken giant strides to establish himself as one of the best in his position in recent years.
However, it would come as a surprise to many if we say, that football isn’t his favourite sport. In a recent interview, the 26-year old revealed an interesting detail about himself, surprising many in the process.
Joe Burrow used to play basketball during his high school days
Joe Burrow’s favourite sport is basketball, and at one point in his childhood, he jokingly likened himself to NBA legend, LeBron James. The highly likeable character revealed that he used to play basketball during his high school days and had also thought of pursuing it as a career option.
“I played baseball growing up and I played basketball all through high school. Basketball, I could have played somewhere if I wanted to,” Joe Burrow said while making an appearance on the Full Send Podcast.
“I could dunk, yeah. I was kind of the LeBron of my little league,” Burrow said with a laugh. “We didn’t exactly have the stiffest competition, but I kind of did everything. The LeBron of Southeast Ohio.”
Having said that, boy are we (the NFL fans) glad that Joe Burrow took up football professionally. He will look to repeat his heroics for the Cincinnati Bengals this season, as he aims for a consecutive Super Bowl appearance in 2022.