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Joe Burrow contract details: Bengal pays hefty signing bonus to rookie

Joe Burrow has agreed on a four-year $ 36 million contract with the Bengals, according to reports.

The Bengals later tweeted a poison from the quarterback dance, and seemed to confirm that the first overall pick in the NFL Draft 2020 was now under contract.

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Burrow’s deal is said to include a $ 23.9 million signing bonus and he is the last of the top five picks from this year’s concept to sign a rookie contract with the franchise that selected them. Chase Young signed with Washington, Jeff Okudah with the Lions, Andrew Thomas with the Giants and Tua Tagovailoa with the Dolphins.

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The Bengals lined up Burrow with the first overall pick in April, and they hope the former LSU QB can turn their fortunes around as the franchise hasn’t won a playoff game in three decades.

Burrow won the Heisman Trophy last season and brought LSU to a national title, breaking numerous records along the way, including 60 touchdowns – a top NCAA hit.

Contract details from Joe Burrow

Burrow signed a 4-year contract for a total of $ 36 million. His deal includes a $ 23.9 million signing bonus and is fully guaranteed. An option for the fifth year is available in his contract. His total annual salary will be $ 9,047,534. Although that number is heavily influenced by its big drawing bonus. In 2025 he will become an unlimited free agent.

YEARSBasic salarySignatureCap HitDead cap
2020$ 610,000$ 5,970,025$ 6,580,025$ 36,190,137
2021$ 2,255,006$ 5,970,025$ 8,225,031$ 29,610,112
2022$ 3,900,012$ 5,970,025$ 9,870,037$ 21,385,081
2023$ 5,545,019$ 5,970,025$ 11,515,044$ 11,515,044

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