Russell Wilson has yet to play his first regular game as a Denver Bronco, and he has reached a contract extension with the organization.
Based on ESPN, Broncos and Russell have reached an agreement on a five-year, $245 million contract extension, which includes a guaranteed $165 million. He will now have a contract with the team for the next seven years, and $296 million.
Like before reported, the Seattle Seahawks traded Russell to the Broncos in March. ESPN reports that the Broncos traded five of their draft picks, including two picks in the first round and two picks in the second round, as well as three of their players to get Russell. This season, Russell is expected to make $24 million, and next season he will make $27 million. The contract extension will keep him at Denver through 2028, giving him an average annual salary of $49 million.
Back in June, Russell talked about joining the Broncos after trading and speak,
“What a blessing to be here, to a great city like Denver, to be a part of this city with so many great teammates and great coaching staff. But once the trade was about to happen, I said, ‘Hey, listen, I want to make sure I go to a city that wants to win. I want to make sure I go to a team that wants to win. And I want to go to a city that knows how to win. ‘ And all three of those things were ticked here in Denver and so I thought we had a chance. “
Russell’s wife Ciara shared how proud she is of him following the news of his contract extension and said:
Baby @DangeRussWilson I’m very proud of you! You are the most dedicated and hardworking person I know! It’s beautiful to see you become Bronco! So excited for the journey ahead! You are 1 out of 1! My biggest inspiration. I love you very much! ❤️❤️❤️🐐🐐🐐 #3 @Broncos #LetsRide
– Ciara (@ciara) September 1, 2022
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