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Russell Wilson contract extension: Broncos quarterback to sign deal worth $245 million before first season in Denver, report says

The Denver Broncos and nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson agreed to a contract extension on Thursday. CBS Sports’ Jonathan JonesThe new contract is worth $245 million over five years, including a $165 million guarantee. by Ian RapoportAs Jones points out, “Walton Penner Group acquired on August 9 and completed the transaction within the first four weeks of ownership.”

Wilson, 33, is entering his first season with the Broncos since being acquired by the Seahawks in March. Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett has always been known to create game plans around quarterbacks rather than having them adhere to his game plan. The partnership in the Rocky Mountains seems to be off to a great start.

“He’s really the 24/7 type. He wants to be great. He wants to know everything. Nothing is less important than the little things,” Hackett said. said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio“All the rumors I’ve heard are true, just seeing how he works and how he studies. It’s all year round for him. It’s not just during the season. It’s him.” has consistently shown.”

Fans are likely eager to find out if the phrase “Let Russ Cook” came to the AFC West after him or is a thing of the past.

Wilson’s contract is the third highest in total insured, behind Cleveland’s Deshawn Watson ($230 million) and Arizona’s Kyler Murray ($189.5 million).

Despite breaking a finger in Week 5 of the 2021 regular season with the Rams, the Wisconsin product missed just three games. , ended a streak of 149 consecutive games started by NFL quarterbacks. This is the 6th in history. In his 14 games he completed his 64.8% of pass attempts for 3,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.

DK Metcalfe and Tyler Rocket remained in the Pacific Northwest after the trade, but Denver’s talent pool isn’t shallow either. KJ Hamler and former first-round pick Jerry Jeudy complement ball winner Cortlandt Sutton. Tight end Albert Okwegbunam will replace Noah Fant, who was traded to Seattle as part of the Wilson trade.

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If healthy during the upcoming season, Wilson is expected to record a career passing yard of 40,000 yards. He is currently among the active 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). ranked 6th in

Denver opens the regular season in Seattle on September 12th. Return to Lumenfield for Wilson.

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