Joe Burrow almost followed a very different career path.
In an interview with Chris Simms, the Cincinnati Bengals superstar passer revealed he thought about going into investment banking while not playing at Ohio State. (RELATED: David Hookstead is the real King In the North When it comes to college football)
Yes, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL thought about walking away from the game. You can watch him break it down below.
“There were times when I started updating my resume, thinking about being an investment banker.” Yes, even Joe Cool has doubted himself at times. See my full interview with @JoeyB here: https://t.co/2gVutXBHxV pic.twitter.com/kixwAIOE4l
— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) June 23, 2022
For those of you who might have forgotten, Burrow started his college career at Ohio State, and he was in an outrageously stacked quarterback room.
Eventually, when it looked like he might have a chance to enter the field, Dwayne Haskins beat him to the starting job. Eventually, he transferred to LSU and the rest is history.
In his final season of college football, Burrow won the Heisman and a national title. So everything worked out for Burrow in the end and he became the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.
However, it’s a bit comical to imagine him in a suit doing investment banking instead of throwing passes on Sundays. He probably still would have made a lot of money, but not as much as he makes now.
Burrow’s story is also a reminder to never give up. You never know when your big break might be coming. Had he never transferred to LSU and fought like hell to pursue his career, he might not be a household name in the sports world.
Lucky for him Burrow, he’s a brave guy and he didn’t quit. Now he crushes life. You love to see it!