After all, he was one of the biggest young stars at SoFi Stadium even if the seats had a constellation of celebrities that rivals the Milky Way.
But while he had a wonderful sophomore season and a fantastic playoff run, he does not forget that he’s still the new kid on the block.
He may wear flashy attires that hype up his style, but the Ohio native is humble enough to ingratiate himself to the league’s veterans.
Therefore, he felt the need to introduce himself to their Super Bowl opponents, the Los Angeles Rams.
Joe Burrow went up to all the #Rams star defenders and introduced himself during Sunday’s Super Bowl.
“Hey, I’m Joe.” 😂
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 16, 2022
In that video courtesy of NFL Films and shared by Pro Football Focus’ Ari Meirov, the former LSU standout introduced himself to key members of the Rams defense.
He first approached Super Bowl 50 Most Valuable Player Von Miller, who returned a handshake.
Then, he tried to introduce himself to three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, who did not bother to share the pleasantries.
Perhaps the All-Pro defensive tackle was already zoomed in to the game.
Finally, Burrow met safety Eric Weddle who came out of retirement to play for the Rams.
Burrow Coming Up Short
While he introduced himself personally, the Rams already knew his capabilities.
That said, it’s no wonder that Burrow nearly led the Bengals to victory.
However, Donald made the game-clinching pressure to retain the final score.
It might not have been Burrow’s night, but he already earned the respect of every NFL player, especially athletes on defense.
He will be back stronger than ever next season and try to have another crack at the Super Bowl.