July 16, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Detail view of the Cincinnati Bengals logo seen at the Super Bowl Experience on February 08, 2022, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Cincinnati bengals has finally won a much at a wooping sum of $73.7 million…

 

On Tuesday, one such rumor made its way to Cincinnati, claiming that the Bengals were on the verge of trading for Minnesota Vikings All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson. The source? An alleged co-worker of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s girlfriend, who was apparently gossiping in the breakroom that her boyfriend’s team was about to trade for the 2022 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.

“There’s a dude in the community that said his girl works at Krogers with Burrow’s girlfriend and she said they’re in deep negotiations,” reads the screenshot of a text message conversation shared by Bengals fan @dpainclainon on X (formerly Twitter). “He said it would be Tee [Higgins] and 2 firsts for JJ and Burrow has agreed to restructure his contract so JJ and [Ja’Marr] Chase would both get 3 years $100 million.

For what it’s worth,dpainclainon lists “comedy” in his X bio (behind football, of course), so perhaps this was his attempt at doing a bit. In any event, his post took off with more than 400 retweets and 889 views, which led to the Bengals’ own X account acknowledging the alleged rumor.

“TwiWhile seemingly every team’s social media account has had a personality for a decade now, it’s pretty funny to see one acknowledge a far-fetched rumor like the Bengals trading for Jefferson. Although the idea of the star wide receiver re-teaming with his former LSU teammates Burrow and Chase is certainly intriguing, it’s not only hard to imagine that the Vikings would trade Jefferson, but also that all three former Tigers would take pay cuts in their prime to help facilitate such a dealtter has now reached ‘My friend at Kroger…’ rumors,” the Bengals posted. “Free agency is wild

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