The Bengals signed QB Joe Burrow to the biggest contract in NFL history.
“My dad always said an NFL quarterback is like the key to your car,” Bengals owner and president Mike Brown said. “You can have a great car, but you need a key to start the car and run it at a high level. We feel we have a good character in Joe.
“Our team has been fortunate to have many good quarterbacks over the years, starting with Greg Cook and now running through Joe. Half a Dozen Pro Bowl Our midfielders have graced our lanes, and Joe is an intelligent player who loves the game of football. The franchise is pleased to be in good hands.
“Quarterback is the most important position in sports, and Joe has embraced his role here with intelligence and determination,” said head coach Zac Taylor. “The team responds to Joe as our quarterback, and we look forward to a bright future with Joe continuing to lead our talented roster. He makes everyone better.”
“Today’s announcement continues the team’s efforts toward investing in our talented players and investing in our future,” Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn said. “Joe has come in and immediately established himself as a winner and leader, and the team is excited to continue building a strong program under Coach Taylor.”
It’s finally done. Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals have agreed to one of the richest contract extensions in NFL history and easily the largest in franchise history.
According to ESPN’s Adam SchefterIt’s a five-year deal worth up to $275 million. It also has $219 million in guaranteed money.
I’d say drinks on Joseph Lee Burrow tonight.
And they did it for Paul Brown’s birthday.
Oh, and this news has spread just like Kansas City Chiefs Their season has begun. It’s safe to say that the rivalry is still strong.
The Bengals effectively confirmed the news with the tweets below.
Now entering the fourth year of his NFL career, Burrow has already established himself as one of the most impactful players Cincinnati sports have ever seen.
Yes, Burrow has done a lot in just three years.
After all, he’s already the Bengals’ all-time leader in postseason wins with five. For perspective, the Bengals had only five playoff wins ever before Burrow. He also led the Bengals to back-to-back AFC North titles for the first time in franchise history.
Burrow also already holds the Bengals’ single-season records for pass attempts (606 in 2022), completions (414 in 2022), passing yards (4,611 in 2021), touchdown passes (35 in 2022), and passer rating (108.3 in 2022). 2021). )
His most impressive achievement was leading Bengal to power LVI is in only its second professional season, which also saw the franchise end its 31-year playoff winless drought. That year saw Burrow and the Bengals win three playoff games to claim the title Asian Championship Before narrowly falling to the Rams in Super Bowl LVI.
Now that Burrow is traded, the Bengals will try to extend receiver Tee Higgins, as he enters the final year of his four-year rookie contract. This deal was never going to happen before Burrow got the deal, so hopefully the Bengals will make a deal with Higgins very soon.
Typically, the Bengals don’t hand out big-money extensions in the offseason, which is why getting a deal now was important. The match kicks off on Sunday with Cleveland Browns It was apparently the deadline for Burrow and the Bengals to get the deal done. It could also be the deadline for Higgins to get his deal.
With Burrow wrapped up, the Bengals will focus on getting Higgins’ extension done before Sunday.
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