Joe Burrow contract particulars: Bengals pay hefty signing bonus to rookie

Joe Burrow has agreed to phrases on a four-year, $36 million contract with the Bengals, based on reviews.

The Bengals later tweeted a gif of the quarterback dancing, showing to substantiate the primary total choose within the 2020 NFL Draft was now beneath contract.

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Burrow’s deal is believed to incorporate a $23.9 million signing bonus and he’s the final of the highest 5 picks from this yr’s draft to agree a rookie contract with the franchise that chosen them. Chase Younger has signed with Washington, Jeff Okudah signed with the Lions, Andrew Thomas signed with the Giants and Tua Tagovailoa signed with the Dolphins.

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The Bengals drafted Burrow with the primary total choose again in April and they’re going to hope the previous LSU QB can flip round their fortunes, with the franchise having not received a playoff sport in three many years.

Burrow received the Heisman Trophy final season having led LSU to a nationwide title, breaking quite a few information alongside the best way, together with throwing 60 touchdowns – an all-time main mark within the NCAA.

Joe Burrow contract particulars

Burrow signed a 4-year contract value a complete of $36 million. His deal features a $23.9 million signing bonus, and might be totally assured. His contract has a fifth-year choice accessible. His annual wage in complete money will $9,047,534. Though that quantity is closely influenced by his giant signing bonus. He turns into an unrestricted free agent in 2025.

YEAR Base Wage Signing Cap Hit Useless Cap
2020 $610,000 $5,970,025 $6,580,025 $36,190,137
2021 $2,255,006 $5,970,025 $8,225,031 $29,610,112
2022 $3,900,012 $5,970,025 $9,870,037 $21,385,081
2023 $5,545,019 $5,970,025 $11,515,044 $11,515,044