Joe Burrow watched each Tremendous Bowl as a child rising up in Athens, Ohio. Every week from Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals‘ quarterback will play in his first Tremendous Bowl towards quarterback Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams.
Burrow was requested this week if there was a Tremendous Bowl from his childhood that stands out greater than the others. He picked a Tremendous Bowl that was gained by a future AFC North division rival.
Burrow was alluding to Ben Roethlisberger’s game-winning landing cross to Santonio Holmes through the last minute of Tremendous Bowl XLIII. Roethlisberger led Pittsburgh on a game-winning, 88-yard scoring drive after two touchdowns from Kurt Warner to Larry Fitzgerald had given the Cardinals the lead.
Burrow and his household had been cheering for the Cardinals to upset the Steelers, who had been in a position to maintain off Warner’s last-second comeback bid to protect their sixth Tremendous Bowl win.
“Kurt Warner was all the time a household pal,” Burrow mentioned. “My dad was truly on the Iowa Barnstormers’ workers when Kurt was the quarterback for the Iowa Barnstormers. My household’s recognized Kurt for a very long time, so we had been cheering for Kurt in that state of affairs.”
Burrow lately joined Warner and Roethlisberger within the historical past books, as they’re three of simply six quarterbacks in historical past to begin in a Tremendous Bowl of their first two seasons. Like Warner, Burrow led his group to the massive sport throughout his first full season below middle. Burrow missed the ultimate six video games of his rookie season after struggling a season-ending knee harm. Over twenty years earlier, a knee harm to then-Rams beginning quarterback Trent Inexperienced gave Warner a possibility to play coming into the 1999 season. Warner made essentially the most of his alternative whereas carving out a Corridor of Fame profession that included a Tremendous Bowl and two league MVP awards.
A dozen years after watching him play within the Tremendous Bowl, Burrow went head-to-head towards Roethlisberger 3 times throughout his first two NFL seasons. He went 2-1 in these matchups that included a 41-10 rout in Week 12 of the 2021 season. Burrow will now look to imitate Roethlisberger’s efficiency in Tremendous Bowl XLIII, a efficiency that made an impression on Cincinnati’s younger quarterback.