CINCINNATI – Joe Burrow’s life has changed a lot in the past year. The 23-year-old went from senior quarterback to star who emerged in a matter of months.
He led LSU to a 15-0 record, a national championship and picked up a Heisman Trophy along the way.
The Bengals sent him off with selection number 1just a few months after he posted one of the greatest seasons in college football history.
Despite all his success, Burrow spent the offseason at his parents ’home in Athens, Ohio.
Many rookie quarterbacks learn the playbook at team facilities during the OTA and minicamp, but Burrow didn’t have that luxury because of COVID-19.
Instead, he learned the Bengals offense almost in his parents ’basement. His father, Jimmy Burrow, is looking forward to his son finalizing his $ 36.1 million contract with Cincinnati so he can finally get out of the house.
“We finally caught him out of our basement,” Jimmy Burrow joked on 104.5 FM in Baton Rouge. “It was a process. There was the language that needed to arise. As a parent, you get a little nervous when no agreement is reached.”
Burrow has agreed to a full four-year $ 36.1 contract, which includes a $ 23.88 million signing bonus that the Bengals will pay in full next month.
“Robin and I are happy,” Jimmy Burrow said. “Joe is happy. He’s just glad to bring that party after him.”
Burrow has worked with his Bengals teammates in the Black Sheep Performance in multiple Blue Ashs since arriving in Cincinnati for training camp last week.
Veterans reported to camp on Tuesday. Strength training and conditioning for the entire team will begin on Monday, August 3rd.