Joe Burrow is guaranteed more than $ 36 million over the next four years after signing his rookie deal with the Bengals this week, and his dad is happy to know he has no other mouth to feed .
Jimmy Burrow said on WNXX that Joe – like so many graduate students in the midst of a pandemic – is back home waiting to start his first job.
“We finally got it out of our basement,” Jimmy Burrow said, via the Baton Rouge lawyer.
The elder Burrow, who had a brief playing career in the NFL and a long career as a football coach, said he was concerned that everything was going smoothly as Joe worked on his contract with the Bengals.
“It was a process,” he says. “There was a language that had to be ironed out. As a parent, you get a little nervous when it’s not a done deal.
Now Jimmy Burrow has nothing to fear, and no one lives in his basement.