Joe Burrow is starting fresh after his Bengals got rocked by the Browns … chopping off his locks to ditch the stench of Sunday’s 24-3 loss.
The superstar quarterback — who became the highest-paid player in the NFL after inking a 5-year, $275 million extension — debuted the new look during his media availability on Wednesday … and when asked about his decision to ditch his solid flow, he half-joked it was inspired by the Week 1 matchup against Cleveland.
“When you have a game like that on Sunday,” Burrow said with a smile.
A reporter followed up on whether the former #1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft was being serious or just playing around … and he admitted it was “a little of both.”
The Bengals — who are expected to be one of the top teams in the AFC this season — stumbled out the gates in Cleveland … with Burrow and Co. struggling to get things going on offense.
Burrow said he’s looking forward to bouncing back against the Ravens this week … and with that fresh cut, he’ll look damn good doing it — no matter what happens on the field.