Quarterback Joe Burrow can do more than lead the Cincinnati Bengals to consecutive AFC championship games.
The first general selection of the 2020 NFL Draft He showed off his baseball chops Wednesday, taking batting practice at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati with some of his Bengals teammates.
He Pro Bowl quarterback he showed his power, hitting four home runs during BP.
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Burrow landed over 100 punches in the cage and earned a standing ovation from cincinnati reds players and their Bengals teammates after dropping their first bomb, according to MLB.com.
«I was coaching him,» Reds second baseman Jonathan India said. «He was telling him that he got the [bat] go out. He seemed low in the zone. He hit two home runs in a row.»
Burrow called it off one day after taking a pitch off the top of the cage.
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«Okay, that’s good,» Burrow said.
Burrow, who is from Athens, Ohio, is preparing to enter his fourth season of the NFL as he has quickly become one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
The national champion in college football has led the Bengals to deep playoff runs over the past two seasons, reaching Super Bowl LVI and leading Cincinnati to the AFC Championship Game last year.
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Burrow is entering the final year of his rookie contract, but told reporters in May that the two parties are working on an extension.
«I’m involved,» Burrow said of contract talks with the team, according to CBS Sports. «It’s in the works. It’s really not something I like to show in the media. That’s the way I think they want to do business, [how] I want to do business. We prefer to keep that between us.»