The Cincinnati Bengals miss star quarterback Joe Burrow. The NFL misses Burrow. Even the Bengals’ rivals miss him.
Following the Bengals’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, several KC stars greeted Burrow on the field and sent him well wishes.
Travis Kelce and Chris Jones both stopped Joe Burrow after the game for a quick moment.— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) January 1, 2024
Chris Jones also told Jake Browning that "he's a f'ing warrior." pic.twitter.com/gisp8RzK1M
Travis Kelce told Burrow that “it ripped everybody’s soul out,” referring to Burrow’s season-ending wrist injury suffered in November. While there may be a rivalry between the two teams, Kansas City has always seemed to show Burrow respect.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones also shared a moment with Burrow, telling him, “The game misses you.”
Jones also told Jake Browning that he was a “f****** warrior” and said he was afraid Browning was going to drive the Bengals down the field to tie the game up.
In the NFL, there is always trash talk. Teams become rivals. Some guys just flat-out don’t like each other, but it appears that both Burrow and Browning have earned the respect of their AFC rival.