Bengals sign RB Joe Mixon to four-year contract extension

Joe Mixon

The Cincinnati Bengals and running back Joe Mixon have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $48 million, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Mixon, 24, sat out of the last several days of Bengals training camp for what was described as migraines. However, it was assumed his absence was because of ongoing contract negotiations, which this massive extension all but confirms.

Mixon enjoyed a productive 2019 season when he totaled 278 carries for 1,137 yards and five touchdowns. He’ll join first-round pick QB Joe Burrow as the foundational pieces on offense for the next half-decade.

Mixon was considered a first-round talent prior to the 2017 NFL draft but slipped to Round 2 because of off-the-field concerns. He’s more than proven his value as a quality NFL starter over his first three seasons in the league.

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