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21 minutes ago, Jason said:

I just wish he'd sign.

Just working out the parking space and Skyline Chili delivery

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According to MMQB twitter the Bengals have agreed to terms with Joe!!

 

Fully guaranteed, four-year, $36-million contract with a $23.9M signing bonus

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20 minutes ago, Jason said:

According to MMQB twitter the Bengals have agreed to terms with Joe!!

 

Fully guaranteed, four-year, $36-million contract with a $23.9M signing bonus

oh HELLLLLL YEAHHHHH

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2 hours ago, crazycat said:

Wow, I guess he really does want to play for the Bengals. What will they say at ESPN?? 

ESPN: "Nah, he'll take the bonus and then opt out for Covid".

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39 minutes ago, saphead said:

Welp, don't need any viagra tonight

That’s just gross 🤮

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Zac Taylor says Joe Burrow will be Bengals' Week 1 starter despite COVID-19 practice restrictions

The No. 1 overall pick will be under center when the Bengals host the Chargers

Joe Burrow, despite the practice restrictions caused by COVID-19, will be the Bengals' starting quarterback when Cincinnati kicks off the 2020 season. Bengals coach Zac Taylor confirmed that Burrow, a day after signing his record-setting rookie contract, will be under center when the Bengals host the Chargers on Sept. 13. 

 

"He will walk in and take the first snaps at quarterback and he's prepared for that," Taylor said, via Marisa Contipelli of the team's official website. "We have high expectations for Joe ... he'll put himself in a position to be successful, I trust that."

 

Instead of getting physical reps with his teammates and coaches, Burrow's weekly virtual offseason routine included four two-hour Zoom meetings with his coaching staff. And while the situation is far from ideal, the Bengals are pleased with what they've seen from Burrow since drafting him with the first overall pick. 

 

"Everything I would have hoped to have seen in this weird format, I saw," quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher recently said of Burrow, via Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic. "There's that big void there of taking it to the field and doing it, but we have evidence of him doing it at arguably the highest level a college quarterback has ever done it six months ago. It is college football and the jump, but it's been what I expected and he's pleasantly verified what I thought I was going to see."

 

Burrow, along with Pitcher and Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, used these Zoom meetings to go over the intricacies of the Bengals' offense. While they weren't able to get any physical reps done, the Zoom meetings allotted the Bengals coaching staff more time to discuss the nuances of the offensive system with Burrow. They also reviewed some of his LSU game film while discussing what parts of the Tigers' offense could be implemented into Cincinnati's offense in 2020. 

 

"We looked at (LSU film) with him and he was able to share his thoughts about what he really liked and wanted to continue doing," Pitcher said. "He and Brian would talk about it, say, 'We very easily can incorporate these because we already do something similar. Maybe these are new but worthwhile. These couple can go on the back burner.' It was a natural process that takes place."

 

While they may not have a slew of household names, the Bengals have surrounded Burrow with a solid group of playmakers. Along with veteran receiver A.J. Green, Burrow will have the luxury of throwing to fellow rookie Tee Higgins, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound target who caught 25 touchdowns during his final two seasons at Clemson. The Bengals' receiving corps also includes Tyler Boyd, a fifth-year veteran who has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards each of the past two seasons. The Bengals are hoping that John Ross, the ninth overall pick in the 2017 pick, can return to form after having his promising 2019 season end with an injury midway through the season. The Bengals also have running back Joe Mixon, a 1,000-yard rusher each of the past two seasons. 

 

Taylor, who went 2-14 during his first season as the Bengals' coach, is confident that Green, who signed his franchise tag earlier this month, will also be ready to go when the Bengals kick off the season. A seven-time Pro Bowler, Green missed the entire 2019 season due to injury. 

 

"Everything we define as what a Bengal is, A.J. is," Taylor said. 

 

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/zac-taylor-says-joe-burrow-will-be-bengals-week-1-starter-despite-covid-19-practice-restrictions/

 

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I would hope he can beat out any of our other current options. 

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At least they didn't go through the usual BS of how a top pick starts at the bottom of the depth chart and has to win the job. Hue Jackson got himself fired that way. 

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Considering I hopped on the Burrow train pretty early last fall, this has been very gratifying today...

 

 

 

 

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Burrow Arrives At PBS: 'I think We're Going To Have One Of The Best Receiving Corps In The League'

Joe Burrow signed his contract Friday while wearing a mask, but it is the Bengals that think they got the steal of the draft when the overall No. 1 draft pick signed in between a quarterbacks meeting and his first walk-through during a hectic morning at Paul Brown Stadium.

 

"I was thinking that. That it was finally about time," said Burrow of the end of the three-month wait for his first PBS visit. "I've been sitting at home for months, so it's nice to be able to get back to work."

 

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor pulled him out of the meeting and steered him to a small V.I.P room tucked a screen pass away from the field, where executive vice president Katie Blackburn waited with the four-year deal she negotiated with Burrow agent Brian Ayrault.

 

The transition from the Green-Dalton Era to the Age of Joe & A.J. went briefly and quietly, but even in the short interlude Burrow showed some of the elements that make the Bengals believe he's got the easy, confident Paul Brown-act-like-you've-been-there-before makeup to take over a franchise.

 

 

"You can only watch so many episodes of Law and Order before it gets old," said Burrow of getting out of his parents' basement in Athens, Ohio. After leafing through the contract and handing it over to Blackburn he didn't hesitate when asked which signing was harder. The contract or new house?

 

"The house," said Burrow, leaving no question.

 

That may be a tougher transition than this one. "It kind of feels weird to own a house. That's all I can really say about it."

 

https://www.bengals.com/news/burrow-arrives-at-pbs-i-think-we-re-going-to-have-one-of-the-best-receiving-corp

 

 

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I'm watching the post-signing press conference now. I know he's an older rookie at 23, but he looks and sounds like he's still a teenager.

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18 hours ago, sparky151 said:

So, did he buy Marvin's house or any other former Bengal's house?

Not sure but apparently Hubbard is his neighbor

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