Joe Burrow has been nothing short of amazing, hes been all that the Bengals could have hoped for and now the organization has the QB1 locked up with the latest extension. Burrow and the Bengals agreed to a five-year, $275 million contract extension. The new deal will make Burrow the highest-paid player in NFL history.
ESPN was first to report the news.
Burrow’s contract puts him ahead of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, who previously held the title of the league’s top-paid player after reaching a five-year, $262.5 million deal in July.
The 26-year-old quarterback has 11,774 passing yards, 82 touchdowns and 31 interceptions, resulting in a 100.4 career passer rating. He has a 24-17-1 career regular-season record and he’s 5-2 as a starter in the postseason. In just three years, Burrow has already led the Bengals to a Super Bowl and was named a Pro-Bowler.
Entering his fourth season, Burrow already holds Bengals single-season franchise records for most passing yards (4,611 in 2021), touchdown passes (35 in 2022), pass attempts (606 in 2022) and completions (414 in 2022).
The Bengals are set to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at 1 P.M. ET.
Why did Bengals sign Joe Burrow to record contract?
With Burrow, wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, as well as running back Joe Mixon, the Bengals have one of the top offenses in the NFL.
Burrow quickly established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. He won NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2021 and he was an MVP candidate in 2022 after he tallied 4,475 passing yards and 35 touchdowns while leading the Bengals to a 12-4 record.
The Bengals did pick up his fifth-year option, but the extension solidifies that Joe Burrow will be in Cincinnati for years to come.
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