Posted: 7/31/2020 9:52 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals first-round draft choice QB Joe Burrow officially signed a four-year contract with the Bengals Friday, July 31. Official financial terms were not disclosed.
Posted: 7/29/2020 11:21 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow is still on track to being the starting quarterback for the Bengals in Week 1 even though he did not practice during the offseason, according to head coach Zac Taylor.
Huddle Up: Burrow will not be able to play in any preseason games, so he probably will have struggles during the early part of the 2020 season. He should be selected in all keeper leagues but probably is more of a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in standard leagues.
Posted: 7/28/2020 6:06 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow agreed to terms Tuesday, July 28, on a four-year, $36 million rookie contract. The deal is fully guaranteed, and he'll receive $23.9 million in signing bonus money. Cincinnati has a team option for a fifth year, per NFL rules.
Huddle Up: The top pick in the draft is locked in for 2020, which wasn't ever in doubt. The Bengals have plenty of weapons to help ease his transition, but the abbreviated offseason and lack of a preseason undoubtedly will stunt his growth in the short term. Burrow isn't worth owning as more than a fringe QB2 in conventional games or respectable third QB gamble in best-ball drafts.
Posted: 6/22/2020 2:34 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals No. 1 overall draft pick QB Joe Burrow has impressed head coach Zac Taylor with his preparation for meetings and mental acumen. 'He's been great,' Taylor said. 'As advertised is the best way to put it. You can tell he spends a lot of time on his own being prepared with questions and he's doing a great job taking ownership, which is important for a quarterback to do, and he's doing everything he can to own this offense. Been really impressed with him, but not surprised.'
Huddle Up: Burrow looks the part, and he figures to have enough upside that he'll likely be one of the final QB1s or first QB2s taken.
Posted: 5/10/2020 12:44 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow has not signed his contract with the team because he is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic. He is expected to receive a signing bonus of $23.9 million once he is able to officially sign, according to spotrac.com.
Posted: 5/08/2020 1:11 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow and his team opened as five-point underdogs against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1, according to Caesars Sportsbook. Since 1989, quarterbacks selected first overall in the NFL draft have gone 3-16 against the spread in their first start.
Huddle Up: The Bengals will likely lean heavily on RB Joe Mixon early in the 2020 season while Burrow gets his feet under him. WR Tee Higgins was selected in the second round of the draft and joins a fairly strong receiving corps with A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and John Ross III, so Burrow will have weapons at his disposal if he's able to form chemistry during the condensed offseason programs.
Posted: 4/30/2020 1:49 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow has been officially anointed the starter after the team released QB Andy Dalton Thursday, April 30.
Huddle Up: Burrow has polish and moxie, and there are a few decent weapons around him - depending on the health of WR A.J. Green. Burrow will be a high-upside QB2 in fantasy.