Bengals make Joe Burrow’s contract extension official, issue statements

The Cincinnati Bengals officially announced Joe Burrow’s five-year contract extension on Saturday.

Key figures within the franchise involved in the deal issued statements in the press release.

“Our franchise has been fortunate to have many good quarterbacks over the years, starting with Greg Cook and now running through Joe,” Bengals President Mike Brown said. “Half a dozen Pro Bowl quarterbacks have graced our corridors, and Joe is an intelligent player who loves the game of football. The franchise is pleased to be in good hands.”

“Today’s announcement continues the team’s efforts toward investing in our talented players and investing in our future,” Bengals Executive Vice President Katie Blackburn said. “Joe has come in and immediately established himself as a winner and a leader, and the team is excited to continue building a strong program under Coach Taylor.”

Burrow’s deal was reported at $275 million over five years, which adds to the back of his current rookie deal, keeping him in Cincinnati through the 2029 season. The reported $219 million in guarantees is $188 million more in guarantees than any player in franchise history has received.

The deal leapfrogs all other NFL quarterbacks and for the time being, makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history and one of the highest-paid players in all of professional sports.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire