The Cincinnati Bengals will be keeping Joe Mixon for the 2023 season after the running back agreed to restructure his contract, his agent Peter Schaffer told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Joe’s goal is to win a Super Bowl and play his career in Cincinnati, and this is the best way to accomplish these goals,” Schaffer said.
Mixon, who was originally due $9.4 million in base salary, will earn a salary of just under $6 million with incentives that could boost it up to $8 million, a source told Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith.
The 26-year-old recorded 210 carries for 814 yards across 14 games in 2022. Mixon’s production slipped slightly after a career-high 1,205-yard campaign in 2021 earned him his first Pro Bowl invite.
The Bengals’ backfield took a hit this offseason when Samaje Perine departed as a free agent. Perine complemented Mixon in his three-plus-year stint in Cincinnati, racking up 1,490 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns.
Mixon has produced 5,378 yards and 40 touchdowns on the ground since being drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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