Bengals Exec Gives Update On Joe Burrow Contract Negotiation

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While he’s only been in the NFL for three seasons, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has already established himself as one of the best in the league.

Given Burrow’s status as one of the NFL’s elite signal callers, the 26-year-old is in line for a massive new contract, especially considering the fact that his current rookie deal is set to expire following the 2024 season.

While speaking to reporters at the NFL combine this week, Bengals director of personnel Duke Tobin gave an update on the negotiations, which could see Burrow up for the biggest contract in the history of the league.

“It’s not done yet,” Tobin said. “You know, it’s a good problem to have. I have been pretty vocal about what Joe means to us, and my job is to facilitate his success as best I can with putting pieces around him, and his contract will get done when it gets done. But it’s a good problem to have. He’s a vital part of what we’re doing.”

During his three NFL seasons so far, Burrow has compiled a record of 24-17-1, and has led the Bengals to two AFC title games and one Super Bowl. He’s also completed 68% of his passes for 11,774 yards, 82 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. With Burrow still on his rookie deal, the time for the Bengals to capitalize and make a run at a Super Bowl title is at its peak over the next two years.

What makes Burrow such a valuable asset, of course, is he seems to be one of the few QBs in the league that can go toe-to-toe with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, as he’s currently 3-1 against that duo, with his only loss coming in last season’s AFC Championship game.

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