Bengals Exercise QB Joe Burrow’s Fifth-Year Option
On Tuesday afternoon, the Cincinnati Bengals picked up star quarterback Joe Burrow’s fifth-year option. The Bengals announced the move via a press release.
The team shared the release on their Twitter account with a caption that said that the action “is a mechanical step along the way, and it will continue working with Burrow and his representatives to work toward securing his long-term future as a Bengal.”
Due to performance escalators, Joe Burrow is due $29,504,000 in his fifth-year (2024). However, there’s almost no doubt that Burrow and the Bengals will strike an agreement on a long-term extension before that fifth year.
Burrow has completed 1,044 of 1530 passes (68.2 percent) for 11,774 yards and 82 touchdowns in 42 regular-season starts. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl and voted the FedEx Air Player of the Year in 2022, when he ranked second in the NFL in completion percentage (68.3), tied for second in passing touchdowns (35), fifth in completions (414), fifth in passing yards (4475), and sixth in passer rating (100.8).
Burrow has also led the Bengals to back-to-back AFC Championship games and a Super Bowl appearance.
You can read more about what Burrow’s contract extension with the Bengals might look like in my recent look at what Jalen Hurts’ extension means for the rest of the quarterback market: