Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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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Good for you Joey B. Well deserved. Our Tiger is now officially a Bengal
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Four years with a 5th year option. Bengals have a franchise QB, congrats to all.
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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.
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Glad for him
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$36.1 Million for how many years?
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Time to buy momma some new drapes
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Holy $ batman
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Athens County Ohio food pantry bout to serve up Filet Mignon. Not playing for 3 yrs worked out nicely! Congrats JB!
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Good for him! Smart contract too... getting 100% of the signing bonus up front is huge.
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IF, that is, he has a good financial planner making sure he doesn't lose 40% immediately to taxes.
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CHA-CHING!
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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...
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That’s how stupid people go broke
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Well deserved.
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Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
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Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
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Derp
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$$$$$$$$
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