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ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has agreed to a $36.1 million dollar contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The former Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall pick will reportedly receive 100% of his $23.88 million signing bonus within 15 days of executing his contract.


Per The Advocate:
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Burrow's rookie deal is one of the most lucrative in LSU history. Former quarterback JaMarcus Russell signed a $61 million contract with the Oakland Raiders as the No. 1 overall pick in 2007. Since former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford's $76 million deal in 2010 as the St. Louis Rams' top pick, rookie deals drastically dropped after the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.

The 6-foot-4, 221-pound Burrow still has the biggest rookie contract since 2011, topping former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray's $35.2 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals last year.
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19 Comments
Good for you Joey B. Well deserved. Our Tiger is now officially a Bengal
Reply16 months
Four years with a 5th year option. Bengals have a franchise QB, congrats to all.
Reply16 months
Burrow is a FORMER Heisman award winner? Wrong. Five years from now, fifty years from now, he will still be a Heisman Trophy winner. Congratulations, Joe.
Reply16 months
Glad for him
Reply16 months
$36.1 Million for how many years?
Reply16 months
Time to buy momma some new drapes
Reply16 months
Holy $ batman
Reply16 months
Athens County Ohio food pantry bout to serve up Filet Mignon. Not playing for 3 yrs worked out nicely! Congrats JB!
Reply16 months
Good for him! Smart contract too... getting 100% of the signing bonus up front is huge.
Reply16 months
IF, that is, he has a good financial planner making sure he doesn't lose 40% immediately to taxes.
16 months
Reply16 months
CHA-CHING!
Reply16 months
buy mom/pop, brother, and old HS coach new house ---and one for yourself. You have made it JOE!!! New window drapes, furniture, tv etc...
Reply16 months
That’s how stupid people go broke
16 months
Well deserved.
Reply16 months
Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
Reply16 months
Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
Reply16 months
Derp
16 months
$$$$$$$$
Reply16 months
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