The Cincinnati Bengals are making it clear that quarterback Joe Burrow is a part of their long term future of the franchise, as Bengals team president Mike Brown said he hopes to keep Burrow in Cincy for many years, understanding it will come with a price.
“He’s going to have a long career,” Brown said during a pregame interview on Sunday (h/t ESPN’s Ben Baby) prior to the Bengals Wild Card win over the Baltimore Ravens. “We certainly want it to be here. I think his window will extend over his whole career. But there is the fact that when you don’t have to pay the quarterback some extraordinary amount, that leaves room to pay other players more and, therefore, you can keep more players that are good players.”
Burrow, 26, spoke about his future with the team prior to the Wild Card game.
“Hopefully a lot of our guys are around for a lot of my career as they can be,” Burrow said. “I have a lot of confidence in the front office doing their jobs in the offseason.”
“It made me something of a believer,” Brown said. “My father’s phrase that winning makes believers of us all, it instilled some confidence in me that we can do this.
“We’ll see. Maybe it’ll happen again. I sure hope so. It’s very exciting when you get that opportunity to have a long run and go to the Super Bowl.”