There has been a lot of contention in the fanbase of the Cincinnati Bengals after the team essentially mortgaged their future on the talents of superstar quarterback Joe Burrow. After all, the team did just deliver their signal caller the largest annual salary in the history of the NFL when they signed Burrow to a 5-year contract worth $275 million dollars. What I (and I think a lot of other people) have raised questions with are this; what in the world could someone possibly spend $55 million dollars on in southwest Ohio. After all, Burrow is a native and is going to be living in the region for a long time. Well we finally have our answer.
Bengals Quarterback Purchases Big Time Mansion in Town
According to recent reports, Burrow recently purchased a new home in the Anderson area in the eastern suburbs of Cincinnati that 7,300 square feet that set the quarterback back approximately $7.5 million. The home apparently features 12 bedrooms, is made from a classic stucco look and was built in 2016. It is also reported that Burrow will aim to build a pool on the property to really round out the ultra-millionaire look. While he may be the highest paid player on the team in Cincinnati, Burrow will apparently have teammate Joe Mixon as a neighbor.
The home is reported to be directly on the Ohio River with rustic fencing and a fishing pond on the property. Burrow is certainly living in style after he signed his monster extension but I would say he is living like the King of the Queen City.
Burrow may be trying to cheer himself up after this past season ended tragically for the LSU product. Burrow struggled early on to get going after a calf injury stripped him of his signature pocket mobility and after a few weeks of getting back to form, he suffered a season ending wrist injury. Burrow still did a tremendous job keeping his prodigy backup quarterback Jake Browning playing at a high level as Browning actually finished the season amongst the League’s top quarterbacks.
Burrow will aim to be back next season amongst an offense that will surely look different in a few key ways. Star wide receivers Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd are both free agents and are expected to be leaving the team this offseason. Right tackle Jonah Williams is also expected to be moving on after he has made it clear he plans to return to the left side this offseason. The wide receiving duo is expected to be filled by rookies currently on the roster but Williams is somewhat up in the air as an heir apparent doesn’t currently exist on the Cincinnati squad.
Burrow is clearly living the dream in Cincinnati after his lavish purchase but next season he will need to prove to the team that he isn’t going to let his big contract go to his head. If Burrow doesn’t play like the superstar Cincinnati fans have seen over the past few seasons, there are going to be a lot of unhappy fans in the Anderson neighborhood.
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