Bengals Star Quarterback Makes Pitch for Lordstown Motors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A new video posted on the social media site LinkedIn by Lordstown Motors Corp. shows Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow making a pitch for the electric-vehicle startup.

The silent video depicts a close shot of Burrow – wearing a light gray, long-sleeved T-shirt with the Lordstown Motors name and logo – in slow motion during a practice throw.  The front of the shirt touts the company’s slogan “Work for it,” while the back of the shirt and its sleeves feature the Lordstown Motors name and logo.

A short message accompanying the video declares “Conference championship bound.”  

The Bengals will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday for the AFC Championship title. The winner of this game goes on to represent the AFC in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13.

Lordstown Motors announced on Twitter in October 2020 that it had secured Burrow as its celebrity spokesman during his rookie year.  

That announcement also featured a photo of the Athens, Ohio native and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback wearing a Lordstown Motors t-shirt with the “Work for it” slogan.  

“I was taught if you want something better, work for it,” Burrow said on that Twitter post.

Image: Lordstown Motors Corp.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.