Because the Cincinnati Bengals look to increase Joe Burrow, a significant domino simply dropped in making that occur.
Based on NFL Community reporters Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, the Los Angeles Chargers have signed quarterback Justin Herbert to a five-year contract extension value $262 million.
That falls pretty near current contract extensions that fellow franchise quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson acquired with the Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Additionally they acquired five-year offers value $250+ million, which must be the blueprint for a Joe Burrow contract extension with the Bengals.
The sixth general decide within the 2020 NFL Draft turns into the newest franchise QB to safe his future with the group. pic.twitter.com/OHwAA36k3T
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 25, 2023
Again in June, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler stated Burrow may wait till Herbert acquired a deal finished with the Chargers. The idea in current weeks was that Burrow and Herbert could possibly be ready to see who indicators their deal first to assist the opposite occasion get their deal finished. Now that Herbert has his deal, search for Burrow and the Bengals to hammer out a contract extension within the coming weeks.
Whereas it might take a while, it could be a significant shock if the 2 sides don’t attain an settlement earlier than Week 1.
My guess is a deal will get finished earlier than the Bengals’ first preseason sport on August eleventh vs. the Inexperienced Bay Packers.