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Drew Sample’s Recent Quote Shows Why Joe Burrow Is “Joe Cool”

ByRandall B. Phelps

Jun 23, 2022

Joe Burrow is the epitome of “cool”. His calming presence behind center led to his Heisman Trophy and 2019 National Championship-winning campaign with the LSU Tigers. This then culminated in a Super Bowl appearance for the Cincinnati Bengals last season.

But let’s be real; how can a team not feel confident when their quarterback has more swag and style than anyone on the roster? If you’re not sure why I’m saying this, Google some of Burrow’s outfit choices. They helped him get the nickname “Joe Cool”, even though the nickname originally belonged to NFL legend Joe Montana.

Recently, Burrow’s teammate, tight end Drew Sample, helped further prove why the QB is, in fact, “Joe Cool.” Its softness is reflected in the line of scrimmage.

Drew Sample told us his best Joe Burrow story

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow before the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 30, 2022. | Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Drew Sample recently sat down with Sportscasting to talk about the Bengals, his partnership with NOW Foods, and more. And of course we had to ask him about Joe Burrow and if he had any stories to share.

Washington’s product didn’t give a specific, but it did reveal just how adept the gunslinger is at the line of scrimmage.

“He’s just very subtle,” Sample said. “…Like in a game or something, he’ll wave at you or whatever, and he always tries to be so nonchalant about it.” Sometimes you think to yourself, “Was that (a signal)? He’s so sweet with it. Sometimes you even wonder, “Was he trying to do that or was it just an accident?”

This smoothness extends to actual games. Burrow threw for 4,611 yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last year, and he led Cincinnati to its first Super Bowl appearance since the 1988 season.

And it all followed his rookie campaign in which he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 11.

This is a good sign for the future.

“What he went through to have the season he had last year with a knee injury is awesome,” Sample said. “With him, you know what type of player he is. We’re so confident with him as a quarterback, knowing that we’re in every game. And even though it doesn’t look great, we have the chance to come back to every game with him as a quarterback, so obviously he was one of the main reasons why we are where we are right now.

The Bengals have the pieces to make another Super Bowl run. Their offense has guns everywhere, and they eventually added some talented offensive linemen to protect their star QB. Cincinnati’s defense also played a big role in its playoff success last year, with players like Trey Hendrickson and Logan Wilson leading the way.

But it all starts with Joe Burrow. He’s the reason Cincinnati has a shot at a championship this coming year. Without him, the team would likely still be near the bottom of the AFC.

They call him Joe Cool for a reason, and his confidence can help lead the Bengals to a special 2022 season.

Statistics courtesy of Professional Football Reference

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