Bengals officialy announce Mixon’s 4-year extension

Bengals officialy announce Mixon’s 4-year extension
Joe Mixon being congratulated by teammate and fellow running back Giovanni Bernard. (Source: WXIX)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Bengals finalized a deal to sign star running back Joe Mixon to a new deal.

The new 4-year extension is worth $48 million, according to reporter Ian Rapoport.

Mixon will be under contract with the Bengals through the 2024 season.

Mixon, a former Oklahoma Sooner, came into the league in 2017. He has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last two seasons. In 2019 he was the AFC’s top rusher with 1,186 yards and 4.9 yards per carry.

According to Over-the-Rhine-based Pro Football Focus, Mixon ranks as elite in the ’forced missed tackles’ and ’yards after contact per attempt’ categories.

He has also proven a capable receiver for the Bengals, hauling in 35 receptions for 287 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.

Mixon should feature prominently in a Bengals offensive attack that also includes wide receivers AJ Green and TJ Boyd, complementary back Giovanni Bernard and quarterback Joe Burrow.

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