Joe Burrow’s hand size might be concerning for some scouts when projecting his football future. However, the presumed No. 1 overall pick can clearly type on Twitter without any problem.
At this year’s NFL Scouting combine in Indianapolis, Burrow’s nine-inch hands have been under some scrutiny; they barely meet the preferred threshold for NFL teams. Overall, Burrow had the second-smallest hands out of the major quarterback prospects at this year’s combine.
However, at the end of the day, hand size only tells us so much about a quarterback. Having nine-inch hands didn’t stop Jared Goff from going No. 1 overall in 2016. It likely won’t hamper Burrow this year either.
Still, Burrow took to Twitter to fire off a salvo at anyone wringing their hands (pun intended) at his mitts. This is the type of social media usage we enjoy from athletes.
“Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands,” Burrow said. “Please keep me in your thoughts.”
Considering retirement after I was informed the football will be slipping out of my tiny hands. Please keep me in your thoughts.
— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) February 24, 2020
Boom. Burrow 1, Hand Police 0.
We can’t blame Burrow for this response. The amount that NFL prospects get studied and dissected during draft season has to be draining for any player.
We’re willing to bet that Burrow goes on to be just fine in the NFL. Also, if the LSU star doesn’t succeed at the next level, it won’t be because of his hand size.