Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is having an eventful fall.
Before sustaining a season-ending injury, the star player made a discreet yet substantial real estate investment, snapping up a three-acre horse ranch with Ohio River views for $7.5 million, The Post has learned.
Burrow, 26, was recently benched after sustaining a torn ligament in his right wrist, confirmed by Bengals Coach Zac Taylor.
Sources close to Burrow told The Post that despite the severe setback, the quarterback was visibly enthusiastic about his new investment and expressing aspirations to construct a bespoke residence on the property.
The ranch, boasting “spectacular river views” and the potential to manifest a “dream estate,” currently hosts a sizable 7,300 square feet dwelling, comprising four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Notably, the property sits adjacent to the esteemed Coldstream Country Club, renowned as one of Cincinnati’s “premier private clubs,” encompassing 190 acres and featuring a championship 18-hole golf course — ironically, a luxury the bruised Burrow might be unable to relish anytime soon.
While his custom-home remains in the pre-planning phase, Burrow is living between his parents home in Athens, Ohio, and a 2,900 square-feet home he purchased back in 2020 for $835,000 in Cincinnati’s tony Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, just five miles from Bengals home turf at Paycor Stadium.
Meanwhile, Burrow’s injury narrative has raised eyebrows beyond the football field, after the Bengals are alleged to have posted and then deleted a video showing the QB wearing a brace or soft cast on his right (throwing) hand, before the infamous Thursday night clash with the Ravens that led to Burrow’s premature exit from the 2023-24 season.
Burrow did not appear on the injury report prior to the game, as per protocol, according to reports. The NFL has launched an investigation into the case.
In September, Burrow and the Bengals agreed to terms on a five-year, $275 million deal.
The deal marked Burrow as the highest-paid player in NFL history on an annual basis at $55 million per year.