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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19 Comments
Good for you Joey B. Well deserved. Our Tiger is now officially a Bengal
Reply8 days
Four years with a 5th year option. Bengals have a franchise QB, congrats to all.
Reply9 days
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.
Reply9 days
Glad for him
Reply9 days
$36.1 Million for how many years?
Reply9 days
Time to buy momma some new drapes
Reply9 days
Holy $ batman
Reply9 days
Athens County Ohio food pantry bout to serve up Filet Mignon. Not playing for 3 yrs worked out nicely! Congrats JB!
Reply9 days
Good for him! Smart contract too... getting 100% of the signing bonus up front is huge.
Reply9 days
IF, that is, he has a good financial planner making sure he doesn't lose 40% immediately to taxes.
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Reply9 days
CHA-CHING!
Reply9 days
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...
Reply9 days
That’s how stupid people go broke
9 days
Well deserved.
Reply9 days
Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
Reply9 days
Definitely bigger than my rookie deal out of LSU . Congrats on the FU money Joe
Reply9 days
Derp
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$$$$$$$$
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