What Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson’s record-setting extensions mean for Joe Burrow

Another day, another dollar (plus or minus a few million) in the NFL. Once again, the quarterback market has been turned on its head as Justin Herbert has become the latest signal-caller to enter the $50 million-a-year club. The Chargers star has agreed to a five-year extension worth $262.5 million, making him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. 

Herbert’s deal pays him an average annual salary of $52.5 million, which surpasses two deals that were inked earlier this offseason by Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts and, more recently, Lamar Jackson in Baltimore. Jackson’s five-year, $260 million extension will pay him a record $52 million per season, putting him just ahead of Hurts ($51 million) and new Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers ($50.271 million). However, they’re all now looking up to Herbert. 

Of course, the QB ATM isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon as Bengals superstar Joe Burrow is also eligible for an extension. Here’s how the deals from Jackson, Hurts, and now Herbert could impact things at the negotiating table between Burrow and the Bengals. 

There’s a general thought in Cincinnati…


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