Burrow’s return to the field will fill an important box on his checklist for 2023. Some might think the next task on his list is to agree to an extension that is expected to be quite lucrative.
For the quarterback, money is the last thing on his mind.
“It comes when it comes,” Burrow said of an extension. “I’m not worried about it or anything. I’m not thinking about it too much. … I’m focused on beating the Browns.”
Burrow avoided a worst-case scenario when he injured his calf, side-stepping a potential Achilles issue. Such an injury would have affected his earning power, but thankfully, he’s been afforded the time to properly heal before returning to action.
Now, he has to pull off a feat he’s yet to accomplish in his career: Beat the Browns in Cleveland.