Quarterback contract negotiations have been a hot topic this offseason and now all eyes are on Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.
They have yet to reach a deal, but many speculate that Burrow could end up signing a bigger contract than Lamar Jackson and Jalen Hurts.
Meanwhile, there is a common belief that the Bengals quarterback could take a team friendly deal.
Now, Joe Burrow comments on his contract negotiations and it could be good news for Cincinnati.
According to The Athletic, Burrow and the Bengals are keeping negotiations as private as possible. The superstar quarterback didn’t share much details about the ongoing talks with the organization.
“That’s not really something that I like to play out in the media. That’s something, just the way I think they want to do business, I want to do business. We prefer to keep that between us.”
Duke Tobin, the Director of Player Personnel for the Bengals did reveal a little bit of information though, per The Athletic. He claims that, “Joe sees the big picture. That’s what makes him great.”
From there, Joe Burrow opened up a little bit more about the contract negotiations he’s heaving with Cincinnati. From the sounds of it, he could be lining himself up to sign a team friendly deal.
“I’m pretty clear on what I want in the contract and what I think is best for myself and the team. So we are on the road to making that happen.”
With both Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in line to receive a massive pay day as well, signing a team friendly deal would allow the Bengals to keep both superstar wide receivers.
It’s clear Burrow has that on his mind when discussing his new deal with the Bengals, per The Athletic.
“Yeah, it’s definitely whenever you have guys on the team that need to be paid, that’s always on your mind. You want that to be a focal point and so we’re working to make that happen.”
These words might just be music to Bengals fans ears. If Joe Burrow signs a team friendly contract, then this franchise might just be competitive for the next decade or so.