It would appear that the Bengals are on the clock given the latest development as it pertains to quarterback extensions.
Herbert and the Chargers are moving forward on new terms, with the QB agreeing a five-year deal worth $262.5 million with his team, which marks the most lucrative deal in NFL history. The deal also means that the former Oregon star has joined Jalen Hurts as signal-callers from the 2020 NFL Draft to receive a long-term extension this offseason.
Burrow, who was the first-overall pick from that class, is yet to receive an extension. But, given that both Hurts and Herbert have secured such massive deals, the Bengals will be under pressure.
Folks are pointing that out on social media too.
His rookie year aside, given the ACL tear he suffered, Burrow has had more success than both Hurts and Herbert, having gone to two AFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl since getting drafted.
While he hasn’t been extended, it’s been understood that the Bengals were waiting on Herbert’s deal to go through before getting down to the business of signing their own QB to a long-term contract.
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