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Russell Wilson signs with the Denver Broncos for $245 million; $165M guaranteed

Russell Wilson and the Broncos have agreed to a $245 million contract extension, ESPN reports.

Russell Wilson firma por 245 mdd con los Denver Broncos; 165 son garantizados
Dustin BradfordAFP

The Denver Broncos are convinced that Russell Wilson is the franchise quarterback the team needs to win another Super Bowl. So much so, that Wilson and the Broncos have agreed to a five-year, $245 million contract extension, $165 million of which is guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning.

Wilson officially joined the Broncos back on 16 March, through a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. The Broncos received Wilson and a fourth-round pick in exchange for tight end Noah Fant, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive end Shelby Harris , 2022 and 2023 first-round picks, 2022 and 2023 second-round picks, and a 2022 fifth-round pick.

Denver has won 39 games and has only one winning season since its Super Bowl 50 title at the end of the 2015 season under Peyton Manning. Manning announced his retirement after that championship and since then, the Broncos have struggled to find their franchise quarterback.... until Wilson came along.

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Proven winner

Wilson (113-60-1) has recorded more wins in his first 10 seasons, including playoffs, than any quarterback in NFL history. During his 10 years in Seattle, he led the Seahawks to eight seasons with at least 10 wins, eight playoff appearances, two trips to the Super Bowl and a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII (over Manning’s Broncos, precisely).

Wilson has just one losing season in his career, in 2021 when he injured his finger. Since entering the NFL (the Seahawks’ third-round pick in the 2012 Draft), Wilson is second in touchdown passes, fourth in completions, passing yards and rating, and ninth in completion percentage among active quarterbacks.

Wilson is set to make his Broncos debut on Monday 12 September against his former team in Seattle.


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