Joe’s got jokes.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) February 24, 2020
After his hands were measured at nine inches at the NFL scouting combine, Joe Burrow took to social media to express his thoughts.
Hand criticism does seem a little absurd, but in the eyes of many, it matters.
“Joe Burrow is not a great prospect. He’s a great story… It is remarkable to me when we dismiss stuff that matters. Arm, maturity, wonderlic, hand size. It all matters.” — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/FN3zcqiLi8
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 25, 2020
Actually, Burrow should look at the positives of having small quarterback hands. He is joining some elite small-handed company.
The hands of Patrick Mahomes – the Kansas City Chiefs superstar quarterback and most recent Super Bowl MVP – were measured at 9 and 1/4 inches in 2017.
My small hands are doing alright so far….i believe in ya 😂😂😂 https://t.co/o0UUwkSeOq
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 24, 2020
We sure hope Burrow’s resume from his final season at LSU can make up for his hand size.
He’s coming off one of the best seasons ever for a college quarterback, going undefeated while passing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns.
Re: Joe Burrow’s 9” hands
Former Bengal and now Rams QB coach Zac Robinson also had 9” hands. He told me that it particularly gave him trouble in high humidity. Burrow lit up defenses with no problem in a gd bayou I’m not too worried about him in Cincy
— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) February 24, 2020
Of course, the internet had a laugh about it:
Just landed in Indy. It’s 12:45 a.m. and someone on the escalator is discussing Joe Burrow’s hands. 😂
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) February 25, 2020
— Derek Ponamsky (@DerekPonamsky) February 25, 2020
When Burrow found out scouts thought his hands were “small”, pic.twitter.com/TZ9xRd4xEM
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) February 24, 2020
Rare photo of Joe Burrow shaking hands with Kawhi Leonard pic.twitter.com/xbo2FNbSgP
— The Step Back (@The_Step_Back) February 25, 2020
Joe Burrow’s hands are 9″ and that has to be a real concern for NFL teams who haven’t seen him throw a football before
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) February 25, 2020
Hopefully for Burrow, he can uphold the legacy of Mahomes and other tiny-handed men that came before him.