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Russell Wilson contract extension: Broncos QB gets deal worth $245M before first season in Denver, per report

The Denver Broncos and nine-time Professional Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed on a contract extension on Thursday, in response to CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones. The extension is price $245 million over 5 years, together with $165 million in ensures, per Ian Rapoport. As Jones notes, “the Walton-Penner group took over on Aug. 9 and acquired this deal completed throughout the first 4 weeks of possession.”

Wilson, 33, is getting into his first season with the Broncos since being acquired from the Seahawks in March. Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett has all the time been recognized to develop the sport plan round his quarterback quite than making that quarterback adhere to his recreation plan. The partnership within the Rocky Mountains appears like it’s off to an important begin.

“He’s really a 24-7 sort of man. He desires to be nice. He desires to know all the things. No small factor is much less vital than one other factor,” Hackett said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. “All of these rumors that I’ve heard are so true is simply watching him in how he works, how he research. It’s 12 months spherical for him. It isn’t simply throughout the season. That’s one thing that he has simply frequently proven.” 

Wilson’s contract ranks third highest in complete ensures behind Cleveland’s Deshaun Watson ($230 million) and Arizona’s Kyler Murray ($189.5 million).  

Regardless of struggling a damaged finger in Week 5 of the 2021 common season in opposition to the Rams, the Wisconsin product missed simply three video games. These had been the primary video games he missed in his profession, ending a streak of 149 consecutive video games began by an NFL quarterback, which is sixth all-time. He accomplished 64.8% of his move makes an attempt for 3,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 14 video games. 

If wholesome at some stage in the upcoming season, Wilson is anticipated to eclipse 40,000 profession passing yards; a feat solely 22 different NFL quarterbacks have achieved. He presently ranks sixth amongst energetic quarterbacks (37,059) behind Joe Flacco (41,269), Matthew Stafford (49,995), Aaron Rodgers (55,360), Matt Ryan (59,735) and Tom Brady (84,520). 

Denver opens the common season Sept. 12 in Seattle; a return to Lumen Area for Wilson.   

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