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Reports: Joe Burrow agrees to $36 million contract with Bengals

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Posted at 1:10 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 21:57:25-04

CINCINNATI — The Bengals' new starting quarterback, No. 1 pick Joe Burrow, has agreed to a guaranteed $36 million, four-year deal, according to media reports Tuesday.

With rookie salaries predetermined by draft position, the only negotiation point was the signing bonus. Burrow is receiving 100% of his $23.88M signing bonus within 15 days of signing his contract, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

While the team did not confirm the Burrow deal, the Bengals did announce that they signed wide receiver and second-round pick Tee Higgins.

The Bengals have a fifth-year option on Burrow, according to ProFootballTalk.com. The deal is pending a physical this week, according to ESPN.

The Heisman Trophy winner from LSU has been in Cincinnati for a few weeks and was seen at a local workout on Monday, according to Bengals.com.

The Bengals designated Burrow to take over the offense when they released nine-year QB Andy Dalton following the draft. Dalton later signed with the Dallas Cowboys as backup to Dak Prescott.