Joe Burrow Benched Days After Becoming Highest Paid QB In History, NFL Fans React

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Joe Burrow did not live up to his new contract on Sunday.

Earlier this week, Burrow became the highest-paid player in NFL history after signing a massive 5-year $275 million.


The Cincinnati Bengals have secured the future for their long-term quarterback.

Joe Burrow reached an agreement on a five-year, $275 million extension with the team that includes $219.01 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.

The contract averages $55 million per year. The deal ends months of negotiations and rewards a player who has flipped Cincinnati’s fortunes.

On Sunday, Burrow had a rough day against the rival Cleveland Browns and only threw for an abysmal 82 yards in the game.

With 5 minutes left to go in the 4th quarter and down 21 points, the Bengals decided to bench Burrow for the remainder of the game.

Fans mocked Burrow for getting benched days after signing his huge contract.


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