Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is one of the most confident players in the NFL. He might even be the most confident, but there’s of course no way to know that for sure.
We got another subtle example of Burrow’s confidence on Wednesday when he answered a question about being named the AFC offensive player of the week.
Joe Burrow on another weekly offensive player of the week honor “it is what it is.” Downplays it quite a bit.
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) December 7, 2022
Burrow essentially shrugged and said “it is what it is” when asked about the award. There’s a bit of humility there and a whole lot of confidence. Burrow isn’t arrogant, but he trusts his abilities. He knows he’s good. And he doesn’t need an award to confirm that.
At the same time, Burrow is humble in the sense that he deflects praise away from himself and toward his teammates — which is also why he’s such a great leader.
Burrow has basically every trait you could want in a superstar quarterback — intelligence, confidence, elite leader, great teammate, and he’s an affable guy.
Joe Burrow named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 286 yards and two touchdowns, rushing for a score and posting season-high 126.6 rating.
It’s his second such award this year and fourth of his career (Wk 7 Falcons’ Wk 16, ’21 Ravens; Wk 4 ’21 Jaguars).
— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) December 7, 2022
Of all that combined with his physical abilities is why he’s forced himself into the NFL MVP conversation. By the way, this is the second time this season that Burrow has won the AFC offensive player of the week award and the fourth time in his young career that he’s won the award.