Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos agree to a 5-year extension worth $245 million, with $165 million guaranteed, sources say
The Denver Broncos and star quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a five-year, $245 million contract extension, with $165 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Wilson, acquired by the Broncos in a successful offseason trade from the Seahawks, is now under contract with Denver for seven years and $296 million.
The mega-deal is the third most lucrative contract in NFL history by guaranteed money, behind Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s $230 million and Chicago quarterback Deshaun Watson’s $189.5 million. Cardinals Kyler Murray.
Wilson, 33, said early in training camp that he hopes to be Denver’s quarterback “for a long, long time,” and general manager George Paton has repeatedly said that one of the main Broncos priorities was a long-term extension for the nine-time Pro Bowler.
The Broncos traded five draft picks, including two first-round picks and two second-round picks, and three players to the Seahawks to acquire Wilson last March – seeking stability and fame at the quarterback position that has been a problem since Peyton Manning. retired in 2016.
Wilson’s 292 career touchdown passes are the second in league history for a quarterback in his first 10 NFL seasons, behind only Manning (306). Tom Brady (324) and Aaron Rodgers (317) are the only two players with more touchdown passes than Wilson in the past 10 years.
Wilson, who led the Seahawks to the only Super Bowl title in franchise history — beating the Broncos after the 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII season — was also a consistent winner in his NFL career. His 113 wins as a starting quarterback [regular season and postseason combined] are the most for any NFL player in his first 10 seasons.