The Bengals will be relying on young quarterback sensation Joe Burrow to continue his hot play and bring a Super Bowl title to Cincinnati for the first time ever. Wren has some insight into what makes Burrow so good.
"He's definitely humble. I wouldn't say [Burrow is] prideful at all. He just takes it one play at a time. For him to be in his second year only and getting us to the Super Bowl is outstanding," Wren said. "He's definitely mature for his age, and just going up against him in practice, and working on my craft and everything... The Bengals make sure he does not get touched at practice. Nowhere near him. Three feet, five feet, stay away from that guy. He is that guy up there. I definitely give him kudos for helping us go to the Super Bowl, and not just him but the rest of the team, too."
Wren still represents his hometown with pride, even rocking to his long-time friend and fellow St. Louis native music artist Jared Jones for his pregame warm-up music.
And he has a message for why St. Louis fans should be rooting for his Bengals to bring home the championship.
"Even though there's a lot of 'Kansas City Chiefs fans' we need all the Cincinnati Bengals fans from over there to support us in the Super Bowl in LA. So let's get after it," Wren said.
"St. Louis should be pulling for me and Cincinnati because I'm a St. Louis native and I love my city dearly. Whenever I get the chance I love to go back to my high school and hang with my friends and family... I want to do a camp soon and give back to the community very, very soon. God willing things are going to happen according to his will. I just want to put St. Louis back on the map. I just want to give thanks to my Lord, also to my parents, my fiancé, for staying above water and giving me advice and telling me what I need to do to keep it going."
Wren is a Lutheran North High School grad in his third year as a defensive tackle with the Bengals. Cincinnati drafted him out of Arizona State in 2019.This article was originally published here.