Joe Burrow Says His Extension With the Bengals is “In the Works”

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020
Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/Shutterstock (10990973x)

Despite being eligible for a contract extension since the offseason started, Cincinnati Bengals’ star quarterback Joe Burrow still didn’t get one. But the good news for the Bengals’ fans is that the two sides are working on it.

Burrow confirmed the ongoing extension talks during a press conference on Tuesday but said that he and the Bengals prefer to keep the details to themselves.

“I’m involved. That’s in the works,” Burrow told reporters. “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.”

This offseason already saw two young star quarterbacks sign new long-term deals with their franchises. The Philadelphia Eagles signed Jalen Hurts to a five-year, $255 million contract in mid-April, followed by the Baltimore Ravens, who inked Lamar Jackson to a five-year, $260 million deal.

Their respective deals caused Hurts and Jackson to become the highest-paid players in the leagues at one point, and the same will likely happen with Burrow when he inks an extension of his own.

In his three seasons with the Bengals, Joe Burrow completed 68.2 percent of his passes while throwing for 11,774 yards and 82 touchdowns. He led the franchise to consecutive AFC Championship trips in the past two seasons and a Super Bowl XXIII appearance in 2021.

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