Russell Wilson gets $245 million contract extension from Broncos
The Denver Broncos locked up Russell Wilson for the long term.
Nearly six months after acquiring the Super Bowl-winning quarterback from the Seahawks, the Broncos and Wilson agreed to a five-year, $245 million contract extension Thursday with $165 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports. The 33-year-old was expected to become a free agent after the 2023 season.
With the new deal, Wilson becomes the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL by average annual value, earning $49 million per year behind Aaron Rodgers’ $50 million per season.
Kyler Murray, who also got a mega-extension this year from the Cardinals, is third with $46.1 million, and Deshaun Watson, who received a new contract after being acquired by the Browns, is fourth with $46 million. dollars.
Watson is suspended for 11 games after more than two dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him.
New York Post