Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins expressed his appreciation for quarterback Joe Burrow’s support during the ongoing contract negotiations between Burrow and the Bengals.
Burrow recently provided a glimpse on his contract situation, acknowledging that the impending contracts of other players on the team are always on his mind, as maintaining a talented roster is crucial for success.
Higgins, Burrow, and fellow wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase form a formidable trio, and they have discussed their desire to remain together for the “Long run.” Higgins reiterated their shared goal, expressing hope that the team can negotiate contracts that would allow all three of them to continue playing for the Bengals.
As Burrow’s contract negotiations progress, their outcome could have implications for the future of players like Tee Higgins. Currently in the final year of his rookie deal, Higgins was pleased to hear Burrow’s remarks about leaving room for other teammates in his contract negotiations. Higgins recognized the significance of having a leader like Burrow, who looks out for the interests of his fellow players and understands the importance of retaining talented individuals.
Higgins expressed his gratitude, stating, “Means a lot having a leader like him looking out for guys like us.” He emphasized the conversations among the trio of players about staying together for the long term, underscoring their commitment to each other and the team’s success. Higgins remained hopeful that the Bengals could negotiate deals that would facilitate the retention of all three talented players.
Looking ahead, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase will be eligible for a new contract after the 2023 season. As the third domino in this set of negotiations, his eventual agreement will play a significant role in determining the team’s long-term composition and stability.
It’s worth noting that veteran wide receiver Tyler Boyd, although an important part of the Bengals’ receiving corps, is not part of the trio of players Higgins referred to. At 28 years old, Boyd is slightly older than Burrow, Higgins, and Chase, who are all younger talents poised for future contract negotiations.
While Boyd’s future with the team may not be directly impacted by the current negotiations, his experience and contributions will undoubtedly continue to be valued within the Bengals organization.