Like the shirt Joe Burrow was wearing when got the call from the Cincinnati Bengals to be the #1 pick in the NFL Draft!?
Great! Too bad you won’t be able to buy one of your own!
Turns out, Burrow has an endorsement deal with Nike — and the people at the Swoosh wanted to hook him up with something special to honor his home state of Ohio.
The result was a long-sleeved white shirt with the number 740 inside an outline of the state of Ohio.
740 is the area code for Athens, Ohio … where he’s from.
Of course, Burrow has made sure to put a spotlight on his hometown throughout his worldwide popularity … and even helped raise more than $500k for the Athens County Food Pantry after a powerful Heisman Trophy acceptance speech.
We reached out to Nike to find out when proud Ohioans can cop Burrow’s swag … and we were told straight-up, “It’s not going to retail.”
Unclear if the shirt was made specifically for the NFL Draft — or just for Joe to rock in general.
But, with the Draft happening during the quarantine — Joe couldn’t get to a tailor to get a traditional custom suit for his big moment, so he went casual instead.
We’ve got a bunch of Ohio guys in our office who are losing their minds over the shirt … hoping the folks at Nike change their minds.
Hey, if it makes dollars it makes sense, right?