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The Cincinnati Bengals fell 23-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Championship game.
Despite the loss, Cortland native and SUNY Cortland graduate Dan Pitcher, the Bengals’ quarterbacks coach, went home with some good news for the future.
According to NFL.com, Pitcher received a contract extension from the Bengals after several NFL teams were looking to speak with him about vacant offensive coordinator positions.
Pitcher, who will be the Bengals’ QB coach for at least another season, has played a big part in developing star playmaker Joe Burrow into the player he is today.
Burrow finished his third season in the NFL with 4,475 passing yards, a career-high 35 touchdown passes, and a 100.8 passer rating. On the ground, Burrow ran for 517 yards and 10 TDs on 75 carries.
The standout QB, directed by the leadership of Pitcher and the Bengals’ offensive coaches, has led Cincinnati to the AFC Championship Game twice and the Super Bowl once.
On Sunday against the Chiefs, Burrow completed 26-of-41 passes for 270 yards, a TD and two interceptions.
Cincinnati will now prepare for the 2023 campaign.