Broncos, Wilson agree to 5-year, $245M extension

Posted: 01/09/2022 in NFL
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The Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson have agreed to a five-year, $245-million contract extension that includes $165 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wilson’s new deal, which kicks in after the 2023 campaign, will keep him under contract through 2028.

With an average annual value of $49 million, Wilson now only trails Aaron Rodgers for the league’s highest-paid quarterback, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

Denver acquired the nine-time Pro Bowler this offseason from the Seattle Seahawks. Those two teams will square off in the season-opening Monday Night Football game Sept. 12.

In July, Wilson said he hoped to be Denver’s quarterback “for a long, long time.” Broncos general manager George Paton previously said extending Wilson was a “top priority.”

Wilson has only missed three career games, although those came last year after he suffered a finger injury in Week 5.

However, the 11-year pro finished last season strong, throwing for 655 yards and nine touchdowns in his final three contests.

Wilson is currently 16th on the all-time quarterback wins list. He trails Terry Bradshaw by three victories and is 13 behind Joe Montana and Eli Manning.

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