Joe Burrow: I haven’t thought much about my second contract

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Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow is part of a strong group of young quarterbacks that should have the league in good hands well into the future.

And by this time next year, Burrow’s hands may be filled with cash after a lucrative new deal.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 draft, Burrow will be eligible for a second contract once the Bengals’ 2022 season is over. During the team’s minicamp this week, Burrow was asked if he thinks about what he might make on an extension given the numbers from the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson this offseason.

Burrow said it’s not at the top of his mind.

“I mean the market is just exploding. It’s crazy the number that these guys are putting up and I think it’s well deserved,” Burrow said, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s website. “All those guys are playing at the top of their game. They’re being paid accordingly. But I’m not worried about [it]. I like to make jokes about it, but really, I haven’t thought about it much right now.”

Whether he’s thinking about it or not, Cincinnati is surely preparing to offer Burrow the kind of long-term extension that will put the quarterback’s pay among the top QBs in the league. Whether that happens in 2023 or later remains to be seen.

Burrow led the league with a 70.4 percent completion rate in 2021. He threw for 4,611 yards with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions to lead the Bengals to their first AFC North title since 2015 and their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1988 season.

28 responses to “Joe Burrow: I haven’t thought much about my second contract

  1. Joe Burrow – “I haven’t thought much about my second contract” crowd proceeds to go wild, this guy’s all about football!

    Lamar Jackson – “I’m not thinking much about money I just want to focus on football” crowd responds with a loud BOOOOOOO! This guy is stupid, he needs to think about getting paid before he has a catastrophic injury.

    Oh yeah and one of these guys has suffered at least one catastrophic injury since entering the league, plot twist it wasn’t Lamar.

  2. He’s going to take less so Bates can come back and they can continue to fill the roster for years, watch.

  3. I will take an extra week of football. Live sports are the only reason I still have cable TV. A bad football game will still be on my television over anything else cable has to offer.

  4. Not sure I quite believe Joe hasn’t been thinking about becoming a quarter of a billionaire.

  5. deepintheheartoftexas says:
    June 15, 2022 at 10:17 am
    Joe Burrow – “I haven’t thought much about my second contract” crowd proceeds to go wild, this guy’s all about football!

    Lamar Jackson – “I’m not thinking much about money I just want to focus on football” crowd responds with a loud BOOOOOOO! This guy is stupid, he needs to think about getting paid before he has a catastrophic injury.

    Oh yeah and one of these guys has suffered at least one catastrophic injury since entering the league, plot twist it wasn’t Lamar.
    ————–

    And one of these guys has led his team to a Super Bowl, plot twist, it also wasn’t Lamar.

  6. Joe burrow isn’t worried about his contract and it’s no big deal. Lamar isn’t worried about his contract and it’s a huge deal. #doublestandard

  7. sm00thkw says:
    June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Joe Burrow running the AFC for the next decade.
    ================================================

    Do you think it will be the Browns, Ravens, or Steelers who can afford to keep him in the AFC?

  8. sm00thkw says:
    June 15, 2022 at 10:00 am
    Joe Burrow running the AFC for the next decade.

    **************************
    He ain’t even gonna run the Division…

  9. If I led my team to the Super Bowl on a rookie contract, I know that I’d be thinking about it!

  10. Can’t wait… This Bengals team is in for a rude awakening. You’re not catching anybody off guard this year and SB losers don’t usually fair well the following season. You are the 3rd best QB in the division out of 4 teams. Hooray, for you, Joe, one-year wonder. And once again, Lamar is judged by a different standard than other QBs and this isn’t even on the field stuff this time, go figure.

  11. He hasn’t thought much about it because he knows he works for the Brown family, the cheapest owners in sports. It beats being depressed about it. Chances are they’ll delay paying him, then franchise him. Burrow deserves better.

  12. Lamar Jackson has been in the league 2 more years than Burrow. After the 2022 season, he doesn’t have a contract in place to play football in the NFL. No double standard, just very different situations. No one was blaming Lamar for not thinking about another contract after his second season.

  13. Burrow will drop back to average this year. I just hope someone takes note of this so they can come back and say I was wrong because I am not. They won’t make the playoffs and Burrow will look about half of what people think he is.

  14. Why should he, after the second contract he’ll be able to retire at 45 without a financial worry for the rest of his life.

  15. ——————

    Schism Lateralus says:
    June 15, 2022 at 10:56 am

    deepintheheartoftexas says:
    June 15, 2022 at 10:17 am
    Joe Burrow – “I haven’t thought much about my second contract” crowd proceeds to go wild, this guy’s all about football!

    Lamar Jackson – “I’m not thinking much about money I just want to focus on football” crowd responds with a loud BOOOOOOO! This guy is stupid, he needs to think about getting paid before he has a catastrophic injury.

    Oh yeah and one of these guys has suffered at least one catastrophic injury since entering the league, plot twist it wasn’t Lamar.
    ————–

    And one of these guys has led his team to a Super Bowl, plot twist, it also wasn’t Lamar.
    ———————

    HUGE difference – Jacksons a UFA next year, Burrows is under contract still next year!!

  16. Burrow had a great year last year but people are quick to anoint him as the next “elite” QB.

  17. Joe is in unique company. AFSIK, he and Dan Marino are the 2 second year QBs that have lead their teams to a Super Bowl.

  18. What I love as a Bengals fan is how underestimated Burrow is. With zero OL and playing on a leg and a half he took the worst franchise in the NFL to the Super Bowl in two years. With a good OL and him fully healthy the skies the limit for 9. It might not be this season, but he’ll bring the Lombardi trophy to the Queen City soon.

  19. Lamar Jackson is holding the Ravens hostage on the franchise tag after this year. Very different scenario to Joe Burrow.

  20. Matt Ryan had one great season too. He also almost won the SB that season. The difference was that we KNEW that was an outlier for his career. We know no such thing about Burrow. But it could be.

  21. Think about this – he lead the league in completion pct while also being the most sacked QB in the league. He has a new OL this year that PFF rated #8 in the NFL.
    He is likely to have another monster year – he will get PAID next year.

  22. He hasn’t thought much about it because he knows he works for the Brown family, the cheapest owners in sports. It beats being depressed about it. Chances are they’ll delay paying him, then franchise him. Burrow deserves better.

    ——————————————————————————–
    That’s an old bs narrative. The Bengals payroll is more than both the Chiefs and the Rams. Are they cheapskates? The highest payroll in the NFL is $200,000,000 the Bengals payroll is $188,000,000. I’d say that moves them out of the cheapskate catagory.

  23. He hasn’t thought much about it because he knows he works for the Brown family, the cheapest owners in sports. It beats being depressed about it. Chances are they’ll delay paying him, then franchise him. Burrow deserves better.
    ************************************************************************
    Baloney. The Bengals payroll is more than the Chiefs or the Rams. The highest payroll in the NFL is $200 million, the Bengals payroll is $188+million. The cheapskate narrative is from the 90’s.

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