He can evolve into a superstar this weekend by taking down the Kansas City Chiefs and leading the Bengals to the Super Bowl.
That would mark quite the shocking turnaround for a franchise that was 2-14 in 2019.
The awful record gave them the No. 1 pick, they selected Burrow, and the rest is history.
Burrow comes from a football family as his dad, Jim, was a college coach for many years.
That included stints in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio.
So before landing in Ohio in 2005, the Burrows moved around the Midwest for some time.
That means it may have been hard for Joe to establish any NFL fandom at a young age.
His dad decided to troll him a bit on social media with a hilarious old picture.
Joe use to like those shiny red chiefs helmets . Not anymore . Geaux Bengals . pic.twitter.com/dqijN5u9ST
— Jimmy Burrow (@CoachBurrow) January 28, 2022
There is a young Burrow, wearing a Chiefs helmet.
Bengals fans are happy this was only a fleeting fandom and that they have the young star in Cincinnati.
Trying To Dethrone The Best
This picture is fitting because if the Bengals do win Sunday, they would be dethroning Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs from atop the AFC.
So the picture would make sense because Burrow would truly own the Chiefs at that point.
Fans are the real winner in this scenario because the AFC is stacked with top quarterback talent.
Joe Burrow inherited a 2-14 team, tore his ACL in the middle of his rookie season, and in his sophomore season he has the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Championship Game.
— Anand Nanduri ↗️ (@NanduriNFL) January 26, 2022
Yet for now, Burrow is trying to remain ahead of schedule and lead the Bengals to the Super Bowl for the first time in over 30 years.
If he can beat the Chiefs, this picture will become a perfect meme for fans trying to show how he dominates the best in the NFL.