Russell Wilson, Broncos agree to massive 5-year extension
The Denver Broncos got their man this offseason, and now they’ve ensured he’ll be their long term
The team reached agreement with Wilson on a five-year, $245 million extension that includes $165 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
The megadeal is the third-most lucrative contract in NFL history in terms of guaranteed money, behind only Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson’s $230 million and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray’s $189.5 million.
The 33 year old Wilson is now locked up with the Broncos through the 2028 season for $296 million. The extension pays Wilson, who has two years remaining on his previous deal signed with the Seattle Seahawks, an average salary of $49 million. He is set to make $24 million this season and $27 million next year before the extension kicks in.
Wilson passed for 3,113 yards with 25 TD’s and 6 INT’s last season with the Seahawks.