While Jalen Hurts was the first quarterback in the 2020 draft class to receive a contract extension, Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow likely won’t be far behind.
Cincinnati went with Burrow’s fifth-year option — a move that was more of a formality than anything given the quarterback’s performance in his first three seasons. But in a statement announcing the move, the team also noted that it was working with Burrow and his representation to secure the quarterback’s “long-term future as a Bengal.”
Burrow was asked about a possible contract extension at his first press conference of the offseason on Tuesday.
” I am involved. It’s in progress“, Burrow said. “It’s not really something that I like to put out in the media. It’s something – just the way, I think, they want to do business, I want to do business , we prefer to keep this between us.
Burrow added that there are many different ways to enter into a contract. But he also gave the impression that the organization should now know exactly what he wants.