Bengals QB Joe Burrow decides to wait for Justin Herbert’s NFL contract before signing his own

Joe Burrow, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, made the decision to keep quiet during the era of contract extensions, when players like Lamar Jackson and Justin Herbert controlled the news headlines through a sizable contract extension deal.

No one will be shocked if the Eagles team signs Burrow to a contract that is destructive and breaks every previous record because he is the team’s driving force and without whom the Eagles could not even imagine playing a game. As a result, what is happening between him and the team has come up in conversation, with one reporter drawing a comparison between Justin Herbert’s deal and the Burrows’ deal.

Burrow decides to wait for Herberts’ contract

The Chargers already opted for Herbert’s $29.5 million fifth-year option, albeit the quarterback appears to be looking for a lucrative contract like Hurts and Jackson. Hurts signed a five-year, $255 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history and the highest-paid player for a short period of time prior to Jackson’s contract. With an average annual salary of $52 million, the $260 million spent on the Ravens quarterbacks quickly propelled him to the top of the league’s highest-paid player list.

The Hurts and Jackson deals, according to Chargers general manager Tom Telesco, won’t have a significant impact on Herbert’s upcoming contract extension talks, but Paul Denher Jr. of The Athletic triggered up a connection between Herbert and Joes’ deal. The reporter thought the seasoned quarterback of the Eagles was waiting for a settlement between Justin and his group in order to set a floor for himself.

“Conversations surrounding the Burrow extension timing have often mentioned outside forces at play. So many vested interests are intertwined in this negotiation. That includes agents, the union, other quarterbacks, team and player. I do think waiting for Herbert is part of the holdup,” Dehner Jr. wrote.

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Burrow undoubtedly has a larger market than Herbert. It’s easy to imagine that the Chargers’ quarterback won’t be able to outrun JB if the Eagles’ quarterback signs a contract before Herbert, but Burrow has an excellent likelihood of overtaking JB.

“The idea of Burrow making less than Herbert is silly given what each has accomplished. He should wait. That’s likely a final piece of the puzzle that clears the deck for all sides to feel comfortable about the market upon signing.”

How much does Joe Burrow make annually?

The Bengals have the 26-year-old in the third year of a four-year deal worth a total of $36,190,137, which allows the legendary quarterback to earn about $10 million annually.

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The No. 1 overall pick of the Eagles in 2020 has arised as a backbone of the team without whom the team can not function properly. The Eagles so obviously will be looking for honoring their main support system with a record breaking deal and held him tied with the team for his whole NFL journey.

Joe is a brand himself and he did not rely on anyone for increasing his value and his team is also ready in all manner to justify their support for him. What do you think regarding the statement of the reporter of Athletic? Do really the Eagles’ quarterback is waiting to set a limit for himself depending on the Chargers’ qaurterback?


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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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