An app confirms what we already know to be true: Cincinnati's favorite quarterback is gorgeous.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback and fashion icon Joe Burrow is the most handsome of anyone in his position in the NFL, beauty-rating app Golden Ratio Face claims. According to a Sept. 7 press release, the app gives Burrow a 9.08 out of 10 as well as a "perfect" face verdict – the only quarterback to earn that designation.
Burrow's cover-boy looks fare much better than those of rival quarterbacks. The Cleveland Browns' Jacoby Brissett – filling in for Deshaun Watson, who is serving an 11-game suspension as a result of multiple sexual assault allegations – scores only 7.99 with a face verdict of "normal." The app gives Burrow's Super Bowl LVI foe Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams a 7.94 and "normal."
Meanwhile, Burrow's mutual admirer Tom Brady, who had retired and then un-retired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this year, gets an 8.71 and is labeled "pretty."
The release says that Golden Ratio Face, which conducted the survey of quarterbacks in partnership with Gambling.com, rated portraits of players currently posted to NFL and team sites. "The real Golden Ratio is approximately a score of 1.618; however the app has simplified matters to give users a basic score out of 10 on facial symmetries. It is incredibly difficult to achieve a high score," the release says.
"They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but Joe Burrow is about as close to the total package as you can get," Gambling.com spokesperson Shaun Cronin says in the release. "Just like the defenses Burrow has to face up to on a weekly basis during the season, technology hits hard in its objective algorithmic assessment – especially with the quarterbacks whose portraits we ran through the app."
Burrow is featured on the cover of the September issue of Sports Illustrated, which had hit newsstands Aug. 17. The issue previews the 2022-2023 NFL season, and Burrow represents the league's current favorite nice guy who has the turf skills to match his Midwestern charm
On Aug. 9, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Paul Brown Stadium now is called Paycor Stadium, named for a human resources software company that's based in Cincinnati.
The Bengals' 2022-2023 regular season kicks off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 11 at Paycor Stadium and will end on Jan. 7 or 8 in a battle with the Baltimore Ravens in Cincinnati. The team will debut its new white tiger helmet during the Sept. 29 game against the Miami Dolphins.
The team lost two of three of its pre-season games.