The Bengals, who under owner Mike Brown have been known for their frugality and being “cheap” have given out the biggest deal in league history on an average annual value basis ($55 million per year). Five years, $275 million in total money, and a whopping $219 million in guarantees. Believe it or not, but this is the first time in Cincinnati Bengals history that a contract has been given out with guaranteed money beyond the first year.
The Bengals just needed the right QB to open up the checkbook.
Joe Burrow’s ridiculous football career thus far
Let’s take a look at some of the unbelievable accomplishments of Joe Burrow up to this point, at just 27 years old.
- CFB Playoff National Champion at LSU (2019)
- Heisman Trophy Winner
- No. 1 overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft
- Made it to Super Bowl in second NFL season
- Biggest contract (average annual value) in NFL history by 4th NFL season