Russell Wilson, Broncos agree to terms on five-year, $245M contract extension

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Wilson agreed terms with the Denver Broncos for a five-year, $245 million expansion, including a $165 million guarantee, NFL network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday, citing sources.

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The quarterback had two seasons left on his deal signed in Seattle, so the extension connects him to Denver for the next seven years.

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After dropping players and draft picks to acquire Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks in March, the plan was always to expand Wilson. The sides were waiting for the new Walton-Penner.

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The $49 million a year in new money on a five-year extension puts Wilson ahead of back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million) and Kyler Murray ($46.1 million).

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After a decade in Seattle under Pete Carroll's ground-first approach, Wilson now takes over in Denver under former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

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As the most handsome deep-ball thrower in the NFL, Wilson will help open up the banned Broncos offense, and has his chance to prove he can win while cooking.

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With two years remaining on Wilson's deal, the Broncos could hedge and let the 2022 season play before determining if any major expansion made sense. Instead, he backed his all-in play and his

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