There’s a lot of nicknames for Joe Burrow.
Joe Cool, Joe Sheisty, Joey B, etc. Now you can “Joey Bags” to that list.
The former LSU star and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback signed a historic five-year, $275 million extension with the Cincinnati Bengals, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Burrow has had a strong start to his NFL career since his magical run in Baton Rouge. In just two and a half seasons, Burrow has completed 68% of his passes for 11,774 yards, 82 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions. He missed the final 7 games of his rookie season with a torn ACL.
Burrow was named the 2021 AP Comeback Player of the Year for his 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns while putting Cincinnati in the Super Bowl. In each of the last two seasons, Burrow has led the Bengals to a pair of division titles and two trips to the AFC Championship Game in addition to the Super Bowl appearance.
Burrow said in a press conference Wednesday that he wanted to spend his entire career playing for Cincinnati.
“This is where I want to be my whole career,” Burrow said. “We’re working toward making that happen. You’ve seen what the front office has done and what Zac (head coach Zac Taylor) has done in their time here.”
“I’m a small part of that. I’m excited to be a part of that. And we have great people in the locker room that grind every day, that are excited to go and showcase their talents and excited to go and do it in the city of Cincinnati. We have the best fans and so this is where I want to be.”
Burrow looks to be fully healed from a calf strain suffered during training camp and is prepared to make another run with Taylor, Tee Higgins, and former LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase in 2023.