Joe Burrow’s ability to lead the Cincinnati Bengals for the foreseeable future is beyond doubt.
A year after returning from a horrific injury, the former LSU standout led the team to Super Bowl LVI.
Although they lost that game to the Los Angeles Rams, there is a lot of optimism that the Bengals will be back in the big game soon.
After all, they have an explosive receiving corps and a defense that offers big plays when needed.
However, it’s laughable to backtrack on the apprehensions that so-called football pundits had regarding Burrow’s hands.
They argued that his tiny palms would interfere with a successful NFL career.
However, Burrow’s comment to naysayers resurfaced when ESPN shared his tweet from two years ago.
—ESPN (@espn) March 1, 2022
ESPN shared Burrow’s thoughts saying, “Considering retirement after being told football will slip out of my little hands. Please keep me in your thoughts.
Comments like these often come out during the NFL Scouting Combine where teams have the chance to see prospects go through a series of measurable drills.
Unfortunately, Burrow’s success is further evidence that the Combine could be a waste of time.
Some great players were bad at the combine
There is no guarantee that a player with insane Combine numbers will succeed in the NFL.
That’s why the New York Jets think tank thought it best to ignore the Combine and focus on reviewing the game’s tape.
Similarly, Tom Brady had one of the worst performances in the annual business.
After 22 seasons, the Michigan alum has become the sport’s biggest earner.
Drew Brees, Terrell Suggs and Joe Haden also had terrible Combine performances.
Now, no one can claim that they were excellent in their respective positions.