“Jackpot Joey” is back and smoking cigars in the locker room.
Following the Bengals’ 34-31 win over the Chiefs on Sunday, Burrow was shown celebrating in the locker room with a cigar hanging from his mouth. The victory gave Cincinnati its first AFC North title since 2015 and a chance to be the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs.
The second-year quarterback completed 30 of 39 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns before suffering a right knee injury with 50 seconds left in the game. He was caught on rookie catcher Ja’Marr Chase’s Instagram dancing around the locker room while smoking the cigar.
Stop if you’ve heard this before:
Joe Burrow is smoking a cigar and Ja’Marr Chase is dancing to ‘Get The Gat’ in the locker room.
– Reggie Chatman Jr. (@ReggieChatman) January 2, 2022
Chase also had a stellar performance against Kansas City with 266 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Burrow helped Chase set the Bengals franchise record for receiving yards in a season and the NFL single-game record for most yards received by a rookie.
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Burrow earned the nickname “Jackpot Joey” in 2019 when he set the NCAA record for most touchdown passes in a season while leading LSU to a national championship. Burrow was one of several players who lit cigars in the Superdome locker room to celebrate the Tigers’ victory over Clemson in the title game.
With Sunday’s win, the Bengals (10-6) have a chance to secure a first-round layoff of the playoffs as the AFC’s No. 1 seed. Cincinnati will face the Browns on the road in their final regular season game on January 9.