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7 Cincinnati Bengals who are next in line for extensions

Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

1. Joe Burrow

The obvious No. 1 entry is Joe Burrow, who is only two years into his rookie contract. The Bengals will eventually pick up his fifth-year option, so the former No. 1 overall pick will be tied to Cincinnati until at least the 2024 season.

Teams with a quarterback on a rookie deal are the most dangerous because it means they’re underpaying the most important player on the roster and that allows them to add the necessary talent to help the quarterback succeed.

Take the Chiefs for example — Look at what they were able to accomplish while Patrick Mahomes was on his rookie deal. They made it to two Super Bowls and won one of them.

Now that Mahomes is entering his massive contract, however,  the Chiefs might not be able to build around Mahomes or keep their other talented players. The Bengals will eventually find themselves in this boat but they have some time before they need to extend Burrow.

There’s no question that the Bengals will extend Burrow (if they don’t, they’re absolute fools). He’s already proven that he’s a franchise quarterback so a bigger contract is definitely on the horizon for Joey Franchise.

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