Originally Posted by medford
In all honesty, 5 years, $55 mil sounds like a steal for the Bengals. Is the deal start this season? I haven't seen the details yet, but at that price, I'd almost think it has to. He'd obviously get a raise this season, if that is the case, they know the likely franchise tag number next year, then its a matter of what he can get on the free market after that (a lot presumably). So if he makes a little more this year and next, perhaps the Bengals save a little more in years 3, 4, & 5.
I love that this got done, allows them to concentrate on Dalton & AJ when the season ends and their eligible to rework their deals. AJ is going to be worth some serious coin.
Bengals.com article says he gets $22 million over the first six months.
I have no doubts they will re-sign A.J. Mike Brown has always paid his own offensive skills players.