Entering the final year of his rookie contract, it was recently announced that Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has agreed on an extension. Based on the latest reports, the deal between Mixon and the Benagls is expected to be worth $48 million over four years.
The 24-year old is coming off back-to-back seasons with 1,000+ rushing yards. The team’s backup, Giovani Bernard, is expected to make $3.7 million during the 2020 season.
On Tuesday, Director of Player Personnel Duke Tobin foreshadowed that a deal could be on the horizon.
“Joe is an important part of our team,” Tobin said. “He’s a piece that we’d like to get extended and have around here a long time. Typically, our extensions have gotten done during camp at some point.“