Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has quickly built a reputation for being one of the best leaders in the NFL.

Burrow seems to get the best out of his teammates thanks to his demeanor. Burrow isn’t over the top — he’s not doing things that make you cringe like Russell Wilson. Instead, he leads via his confidence and his presence.

The former LSU star, however, isn’t the only elite leader in Cincinnati’s locker room.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon showed his leadership abilities this week by calling a meeting with Cincinnati’s offensive line to discuss the running game.

Mixon reportedly approached offensive lineman Ted Karras, a fellow captain, about holding the meeting.

The great thing about this meeting is that it wasn’t a finger-pointing session. It was a genuine attempt by Mixon to get on the same page with the offensive linemen, to make sure that everyone was seeing the same things, and to see what can be improved.

That type of leadership is why this Bengals team didn’t flounder after a frustrating 0-2 start. It’s why Cincinnati was able to turn the corner these last two weeks and start looking like the team that reached the Super Bowl a season ago.

Talking about leadership can be a bit cliché at times — I get it. But it’s truly one of the most important aspects of a great team. And the Bengals clearly have great leadership.

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