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Joe Burrow Helped Bengals Seal Deal With La'el Collins in Free Agency

Adam Taylor McKillop
Here's how Joe Burrow helped the Cincinnati Bengals seal a deal with new tackle La'el Collins in free agency.
Here's how Joe Burrow helped the Cincinnati Bengals seal a deal with new tackle La'el Collins in free agency. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

There likely wasn't a single person in the Cincinnati Bengals organization that understood the importance of rebuilding the offensive line more than quarterback Joe Burrow. After all, he's the one who took on 70 sacks between the regular season and playoffs a year ago.

Just a week into free agency and Cincy's offensive line features three new standout players, notably the weekend addition of tackle La'el Collins. It should come as no surprise, but Collins admitted Burrow played a huge role in sealing the deal on his free-agency decision.

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Bengals insider Ben Baby reported that Burrow hosted Collins over at his house during the negotiations, and the newest Bengal confirmed this was the moment that "put it over the top."

"That really showed me this is where I want to be," said Collins.

It's yet another reason for Bengals fans to be absolutely infatuated with their young signal-caller. A clear-cut leader both on and off the field, Burrow's game could raise to new heights behind a solid offensive line. The Comeback Player of the Year tossed for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns even with the concerning sack total.

Currently, Burrow and the Bengals hold +2200 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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