Joe Burrow extension: Bengals’ five-year, $275M deal makes star quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history

Joe Burrow will remain in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future. The Ohio local and Genius Bowl quarterback has settled on an unrivaled long haul manage the Bengals, who chose him with the No. 1st-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. According to CBS Sports HQ Senior Insider Josina Anderson, a five-year, $275 million contract has been agreed upon with Burrow. This makes Burrow the NFL player with the highest salary ever. ESPN reports that the extension also includes a guaranteed $219.01 million.

Amusingly, the news broke in no time following opening shot of the NFL’s initial game between the Bosses and the Lions. After Kansas City’s victory over the Bengals in the rematch of the AFC title game in January, the Chiefs’ MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, famously mocked Burrow’s cigar celebration.

Mahomes might be the NFL’s best quarterback (a feeling shared by Tunnel himself), yet the association’s most generously compensated player currently lives in Cincinnati and for a group that for quite a while was known for its moderation. Much has changed, be that as it may, since Tunnel first showed up in Quite a while in the spring of 2020. Cincinnati won the AFC two years ago and the AFC North each of the last two years after winning a combined six games in 2019-20. Burrow, who wants to build on the success he and his teammates have had over the past few years, is to blame for a lot of that success.

“My plan is to be here my whole career,” Burrow said during an interview with NBC Sports during last year’s postseason. “Hopefully, Zac [Taylor] is here my whole career, and hopefully a lot of our guys are around for as long as my career as they can be.”

Burrow reaffirmed his determination to remain with the Bengals for the foreseeable future when asked about his contract on Wednesday. He went on to say that regardless of whether or not he gets an extension, he will start Sunday’s season-opener against the Browns. This comes just over a week after he returned to practice after a calf injury kept him out for a month.

Burrow, a national champion and Heisman Trophy winner at LSU, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl in 2021 after recovering from a serious knee injury. Burrow led the Bengals to consecutive appearances in the AFC Championship game and earned his first Pro Bowl nod. In his two years as the Bengals’ starting quarterback, Burrow has gone 22-10 in the regular season and 5-2 in the postseason.

The third quarterback to lead the Bengals to a Super Bowl, Tunnel is wanting to join Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason as Cincinnati quarterbacks that have won association MVP. Before it was given to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, Burrow was in the running to win the award last season. In addition, Burrow stated on Wednesday that, despite the calf injury, he is in the best shape of his life heading into the NFL season. During the month he spent recovering from the calf injury, he said that weight lifting was the reason he was fit.

Additionally, Burrow hopes to lead the Bengals to their first Super Bowl victory. This season, Cincinnati has a good chance of accomplishing that; According to Caesars Sportsbook, they have the fifth-best chance of winning the Super Bowl. In case you were wondering, Burrow has the second-best odds of beating out Mahomes to win league MVP.

Burrow is hoping that the Bengals will be able to keep their core intact for many years to come, as he mentioned earlier. Cincinnati’s next priority is protecting wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins now that Burrow is secured. Chase, the 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year and two-time Pro Bowler, is entering the third year of his rookie contract. Higgins, who has had two seasons with 1,000-yard receiving performances, is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

The Bengals will likely take some time to celebrate signing Burrow, who joins Hurts, Justin Herbert, and Lamar Jackson as quarterbacks who signed long-term contracts this offseason, while those contracts still need to be signed.