In Bengals news, with the offseason upon us, it's time to extend Joe Burrow. Also, in Bengals news, the team has signed 12 players to Reserve/Futures deals.
Burrow has finished his third NFL season and that means he's now eligible for an extension. Zac Taylor didn't beat around the bush when speaking to the media following the loss in the AFC title game, noting that the process would start immediately.
In the two seasons where Burrow has been healthy for the entire year, the Bengals have gone to the AFC Championship Game. There's no way they won't extend him.
The 12 players signed to Futures Deals are:
TE Nick Bowers
QB Jake Browning
DE Owen Carney
OT Devin Cochran
S Yusuf Corker
DT Domenique Davis
G Nate Gilliam
TE Tanner Hudson
DE Raymond Johnson III
LB Keandre Jones
WR Kwamie Lassiter II
CB Marvell Tell III
Check out what's trending in Bengals news.
Bengals’ offseason path, Part 1: Joe Burrow extension dictates free agent returns [Paul Dehner Jr., The Athletic]
This requires a subscription to read so I won't provide direct quotes. Dehner is working on a three-part series surrounding the Burrow extension and this one focuses on the free agent aspect of what happens when Burrow is paid.
Bengals Roster Moves: Reserve/Future Contracts [Bengals.com]
This is from the official site of the Bengals and is where I got the names above. It's good to see Lassiter back on the roster after the Jaguars poached him from the practice squad last summer.
Joe Burrow Shares Super Bowl Message for Patrick Mahomes (Video) [Joseph Salvador, SI]
I'm not going to spoil the message here but if you're still mad at the Chiefs, I'd recommend not clicking this link because Burrow is polite with his message.