The Cincinnati Bengals gave running back Joe Mixon a four-year contract extension worth $48 million that will keep him in Cincinnati through the 2024 season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Bengals and RB Joe Mixon reached agreement on a four-year contract extension that ties him to Cincinnati for five more seasons, per source. Still going over language to finalize deal.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2020
Mixon was a second-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and has rushed for 2,931 yards and 17 touchdowns along with 870 receiving yards and four touchdowns in his three seasons with the Bengals. He has recorded back-to-back seasons rushing for more than 1,100 yards and looks to do the same for years to come.
Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Mixon was set to make $1.2 million this year and had a salary cap number of over $1.7 million. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the extension is for an additional $48 million. The exact breakdown of the extension is not known at this time.
The #Bengals are giving RB Joe Mixon a 4-year deal worth $48M, source said. A nice payday for their feature back, who is now under contract for 5 years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2020
The Bengals start their season at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday September 13.
Joe Mixon seems happy. https://t.co/8wRQDL66Zi— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2020