What would you do with your first NFL contract? Take a page out of Joe Burrow’s book
Burrow’s got No. 1 NFL Draft pick money, and while we’re sure he’s doing his best to save money for his future, it’s completely understandable why he’d want to spend a little on himself now. Treating yourself is a real thing, not just a ‘Parks and Recreation’ reference, and Burrow is taking Tom and Donna’s advice.
The Cincinnati Bengals rookie spent some of the team’s investment on a diamond chain, and yes, it sparkles.
Don’t lie, if you had $36 million coming your way, you’d spend some of it, too. Heck, the entire deal is guaranteed. The man has nothing to lose!
Can Burrow succeed right away with the Bengals?
On the football side of things, Burrow is going to have a tough time turning around a 2-14 team from the outset. Sure, he’s the Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite for a reason, but Burrow and Zac Taylor are in this for the long haul.
Thankfully for Burrow, the Bengals did surround him with decent targets, including AJ Green and Tyler Boyd, both of whom have eclipsed the 1,000 yards receiving mark in their careers. At running back, Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard are a solid duo that can keep AFC North defenses honest.
Frankly, were it not for a division which features some of the best defenses in all of football in Baltimore and Pittsburgh, the learning curve probably wouldn’t be as great for Burrow right away. He’s bound to have some flashy moments, but unless that chain rubs off on him come Week 1, the diamonds are likely to outshine Burrow early in 2020.