Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow Lands on 'New York Times' Fashion List, Because of Course

"Joey Flowers" has become famous for his avant-garde suits and memorable accessories.

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click to enlarge Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sports a cranberry velvet suit before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 4, 2022. - Photo: Cincinnati Bengals media assets
Photo: Cincinnati Bengals media assets
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sports a cranberry velvet suit before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 4, 2022.

He's an icon, he's a legend and he is the moment.

Wendy Williams wasn't talking about Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow when she'd uttered those words that are now famous on TikTok and Instagram, but she may as well have been. The New York Times includes Burrow on its "92 Most Stylish People of 2022" list, released Dec. 11.

The NYT's annual compendium highlights people who set fashion trends and break expectations, and Burrow naturally deserves a spot. The Bengals leader frequently sports conceptual 'fits and high-end accessories before games, during post-game interviews and during major events.

"The caption of the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback’s Instagram post ahead of this year’s A.F.C. championship game said it all: 'Cartier glasses I won’t even peek at you.' And that was before he got the nickname 'Joey Flowers' because of his floral-print suit," the New York Times writes.

The national newspaper of record is, of course, referencing Burrow's rose-colored Cartier sunglasses that sent Cincinnati fans into a collective orgasm and spawned an adoring t-shirt after he wore them during the Bengals' Super Bowl LVI journey earlier this year. Burrow also famously rocked a black suit with a large white floral pattern before the Bengals beat the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 29.

Burrow's inclusion on the fashion-forward list shouldn't come as a surprise to Bengals fans. Burrow frequently has worn eye-catching custom suits created by local designer Chuck Hellman of Hellman Clothiers, including a navy suit with purple pinstripes and a suit with SpongeBob SquarePants' face all over it. Burrow also adapted The Rock's famous high-school turtleneck outfit and even managed to make matchy-matchy sweatsuits look cool.

Earlier this year, an app claimed that Burrow was the most handsome NFL quarterback based on "science," plus Sports Illustrated made him a cover model for its September issue.

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