Bengal owner’s mother on the state of Joe Burrow’s contract extension talks

which bad Reported to go camping without any long-term contract renewals, and Cincinnati to Bengal Officials declined to discuss the status of negotiations with the franchise quarterback on Monday.

Signing 2022 Pro Bowler and 2021 AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year for Overtime was a goal for the team this summer. Both the camps have done a creditable job of keeping the details of the talks tight.

The day before training camp opened in Cincinnati, Bengals owner Mike Brown told reporters on Monday, “I’ve made a commitment not to talk about Joe’s contract.” “They don’t think it’s useful for conversation. The other side also made the same commitment and they didn’t break it.”

The new deal is expected to make him one of the highest paid players in the world for the top overall pick in the 2020 draft. NFL,

Cincinnati picked up a fifth-year option on Burrow’s rookie contract in April ahead of an expected mega-deal that, depending on other top quarterbacks, could have put him in the $50 million per season range.

Brown said he is not concerned that talks have reached the start of a training camp.

“I’m not surprised the thing is there,” the 87-year-old owner said. “It’s natural that they want to get what they can get, the best they can get.”

Burrows, 26, who reported to camp on Sunday, led the Bengals to the Super Bowl after the 2021 season, losing 23-20 Los Angeles Rams,

Last season, Cincinnati went 12–4 to win the AFC North for the second year in a row, with Burrow setting single-season franchise records for completions, pass attempts and passing touchdowns.

During summer training, Burrow objected when reporters inquired about his contract status. He said his goal is to win the Super Bowl in Cincinnati Cook’ patrick mahomes as “the best in the world”.

Mahomes won his second league MVP last season before winning his second Super Bowl in four years. He also won his second Super Bowl MVP. The Mahomes Chiefs defeated the Burroughs Bengals in the AFC title game.

Brown said a year ago that the team had begun restructuring finances to ensure Burrow a long-term deal. Bengals clear some more salary cap at running back Joe Mixon Earlier this month accepted a restructured deal and a pay cut to stay with the Bengals.

Other items remain on hold until the Borough’s deal is finalized, including a second contract for trustees t higgins, which is also eligible for renewal. star receiver jammer chase Eligible for renewal after this season. Both are likely to receive salaries that would make them one of the highest paid receivers in the league.

“I don’t know yet how these pieces will fit,” Brown said. “We have a very good idea of ​​how much we have to spend and how to account for it within limits. And we don’t know where these other deals will end up. But we know the pressure will be on us to fit them all in.

Burrow arguably had the best offensive line one could hope for during his tenure with the Bengals. Team signs four-time Pro Bowler Orlando Brown Jr. Playing left tackle on a line that continued the previous year until three starting players were injured at the end of the season.

Jonah WilliamsA first-round pick in 2019 who has served as left tackle for the Bengals in all 47 starts of his career, he will compete for the starting right tackle spot.

Offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said, “It’s as good as I’ve felt in a season.”

With the departure of the excellent safety there will be some questions about Cincinnati’s secondary Jessie Bates III And von belland veteran cornerback el appel And three flowers,

On Sunday, the Bengals cornerback Chidobe Ouzi (knee), offensive tackle la’el collins (knee Devin Cochran On the active/ physically unable to perform list. There is no timetable yet for his return. Collins started the previous season with good tackles until he suffered a knee injury on December 24.

Coach Zach Taylor hopes there will be no disruption to the Bengals’ preparation for their first preseason game on Aug. 11.

Taylor said, “It’s the best thing ever, (that) since I’ve been here, the players have done a great job of doing their business and being part of the team, handling those (contract) things individually.” “And we just put our heads down and went back to work.”

Reporting by The Associated Press.

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