A perpetual smirk plays around the corners of Joe Burrow’s mouth. That look that suggests he knows something you don’t. Maybe it’s how to trick a defense. Or calm an anxious team in a key moment.
It’s definitely how to take a jarring hit like the one from UCF’s Joey Connors when Burrow threw that pick six in the Fiesta Bowl, brush himself off like Luke Skywalker after that seemingly lethal volley in “The Last Jedi” and throw a touchdown pass on the next possession.
Like it was nothing.