Cincinnati Bengals defensive end, DE Trey Hendrickson, has signed a new, record contract extension.
Wednesday, the Bengals announced they reached an agreement with Hendrickson to keep him under contract through the 2025 season.
We have signed DE Trey Hendrickson to a one-year contract extension through the 2025 season.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 27, 2023
The former Saints draftee signed a four-year, $60MM deal in 2021 and has become an impact player for the Bengals.
This agreement will likely provide more guaranteed money for Hendrickson, and it stands to create some cap space for Cincinnati this year.
Hendrickson’s initial Cincy contract includes a $15.5MM 2023 cap number and a $17.5MM 2024 cap hit.
With Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson and Justin Herbert having signed, the final QB extension domino resides in Cincinnati.
Joe Burrow and the Bengals have been in talks for months on an extension that almost definitely will make the former No. 1 overall pick the NFL’s highest-paid player.
The Bengals also have Tee Higgins and Logan Wilson going into contract years.
This Hendrickson agreement should help on these fronts.
Hendrickson has been a core part of the deep playoff runs and was one of the top free agents coming up soon, so the move makes sense.