He has also brought a winning record, as the Bengals enter Week 12 at 6-4 on the season.
Cincinnati is not a franchise that is going to be put in the national spotlight often.
At least not yet.
But there was a chance for the Bengals to get flexed into the Sunday night game in Week 13.
That came after the NFL was clearly planning to move the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers out of that spot.
Burrow and the Bengals made sense because they are taking on Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.
A matchup of two young quarterbacks seemed like a perfect fit.
Instead, the NFL went with the safe choice in a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos.
They can never go wrong with Patrick Mahomes.
Burrow was asked about this possible snub and had the perfect response.
Joe Burrow's mentality 😤 pic.twitter.com/9bpQuyWLZm
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 25, 2021
Burrow truly does seem like the type of guy who would go play somewhere random at 6 a.m.
Burrow Only Focused On Winning
Burrow has the right mentality and that is why the Bengals are turning things around.
2020 was essentially a preseason year as he left after 10 games with a season-ending injury.
The NFL has flexed Chiefs-Broncos in Week 13 to Sunday Night Football.
Seahawks-49ers moves to 4:25 PM ET.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 23, 2021
2021 was his first real test and so far he is passing.
Burrow is currently at 2,645 yards and 21 touchdowns on the season.
He and former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase have formed a dynamic duo and look like the next great quarterback-receiver tandem for years to come.
So Burrow is not going to be bothered by not being put into primetime.
He seems like the type of guy who always has a primetime mentality no matter when the game is played.
That is why the Bengals are in such great shape.