Plenty has been made about the negotiations between the Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton over a contract extension — but how about linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who’s making less than $1 million a season at the moment?
"Burfict ranks among the top linebackers in football, which on the open market today would place him in the $9 million per year range, according to Corry. The linebacker would have to discount that number, however, in exchange for receiving his money now."
Burfict started all 16 games last season, tallying 115 tackles and three sacks. Those numbers helped earn him his first trip to Hawaii.