The legend of Joe Burrow continues to grow. He didn’t need to win the Super Bowl to gain even more admiration for his toughness and resiliency.

In his two short years in the NFL, Burrow has already become one of the most popular quarterbacks in the league. He led the Cincinnati Bengals to the verge of a Super Bowl championship despite being a major underdog throughout the playoffs. The team fell 90 seconds short, falling 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Burrow’s performance was admirable, completing 22-of-33 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown. But it was the pain he played through that is going to elevate the Bengals’ QB’s status to a new level.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday that head coach Zac Taylor informed him that Burrow suffered and played through a sprained MCL during Super Bowl LVI. It was not mentioned when the injury occurred, though he did leave the game in the second half after suffering from what appeared to be a leg injury.

Burrow had to play tough during the Super Bowl to give his team a chance. It was also a theme throughout the year.

Burrow was sacked 70 times during the 2021 season, including the playoffs. The Rams got to the Bengals’ quarterback 7 times on Super Bowl Sunday, a big reason Cincinnati couldn’t put more points on the board.

Nothing was going to keep Burrow from competing in the Super Bowl. And the latest development out of Cincinnati will only add to his growing popularity.

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