Joe Mixon: Definitely the time to start getting into extension talks

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Joe Mixon closed out the regular season by setting a career high in rushing yards as the Bengals beat the Browns to improve their record to 2-14 on the year.

That makes three losing records in Mixon’s three years with the team, but that hasn’t soured him on sticking around for the long term. Mixon is able to negotiate a contract extension for the first time this offseason and said he’d like to get the ball rolling on that front.

“I want to be a Bengal for life,” Mixon said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I haven’t really thought about an extension. Right now is definitely the time to start getting into it. I don’t know much about the extension part. I just have to go in and hopefully we work something out. I just wish for the best. The ball is in their court, not mine.”

Mixon’s production surged over the second half of the season and he gave credit to the work done by the offensive line over the course of the season for helping him perform at a higher level. If the Bengals believe that things can continue to get better with more time together, Mixon may get the contract talks he’s looking for.

5 responses to “Joe Mixon: Definitely the time to start getting into extension talks

  1. I’m a little worried that Joe Burrow might tell the Bengals not to draft him. Perhaps Burrow would be more apt to join the team if they had a bell cow RB like Mixon tied up long term.

  2. This years rushing #’s:
    71 yds per game, 4.1 yds per carry, 5 td’s
    Last years:
    83 yds per game, 4.9 yds per carry, 8 td’s

    Is this really the time to ask for a new contract?

  3. I’m a little worried that Joe Burrow might tell the Bengals not to draft him. Perhaps Burrow would be more apt to join the team if they had a bell cow RB like Mixon tied up long term.

    Maybe helps that Burrow is from Ohio.

  4. Vladimir_Trump says:
    December 31, 2019 at 10:25 am
    I’m a little worried that Joe Burrow might tell the Bengals not to draft him. Perhaps Burrow would be more apt to join the team if they had a bell cow RB like Mixon tied up long term.

    Maybe helps that Burrow is from Ohio.

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    And the fact there have only been two people pull that stunt in the history of the NFL draft.

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