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The Cincinnati Bengals will have stability in their backfield for at least the next five years.

Just one day after publicly declaring he wanted to be a Bengal for life, Joe Burrow has signed a massive extension with the team.

The five-year $275 million extension includes a $219 million guarantee and makes Burrow the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Burrow has led a revolution in Cincinnati. After being taken with the first-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Burrow’s rookie season came to an unfortunate end in Week 11 when he tore his ACL against Washington. He threw 13 touchdowns and five interceptions in his shortened rookie campaign.

Burrow returned to action with a vengeance in 2021, however. He threw for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdown passes and also led the NFL in completion percentage at 70.6. He led the Bengals all the way to Super Bowl LVI, Cincinnati’s first Super Bowl appearance since losing to the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII.

Burrow produced nearly identical numbers in 2022, as he threw for 4475 yards and 35 touchdowns. He finished fourth place in NFL MVP voting.

Prior to being drafted to Cincinnati, Burrow had an illustrious college career. He won the 2019 Heisman Trophy and led LSU to a National Championship and a perfect 15-0 season.

Social media had plenty to say about Burrow’s record-setting contract extension.

[Adam Schefter]