Broncos announce Russell Wilson’s contract extension through 2028

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Reports emerged on Thursday morning that quarterback Russell Wilson and the Broncos had agreed to terms on a new deal.

Denver has now made it official as of Thursday afternoon, announcing Wilson’s five-year contract extension through the 2028 season.

The deal is reportedly worth $245 million with $165 million guaranteed.

“In just a few short months with the Broncos, Russell has already had a dramatic effect on this organization both on and off the field,” Broncos General Manager George Paton said in a statement released by the team. “His leadership, work ethic, and championship mentality have helped elevate our team in partnership with coach [Nathaniel] Hackett, his teammates, and the staff. I’d like to thank Greg Penner and our entire ownership group for the support and resources to get this long-term extension done. I also appreciate the collaboration and communication with Russell’s agent, Mark Rodgers, along with Rich Hurtado on our staff. We will continue to focus on building and maintaining a championship roster with Russell as our quarterback well into the future.”

Denver officially acquired Wilson in March after the quarterback spent his first 10 seasons with Seattle. This is also the first big contract extension from the Broncos’ new Walton-Penner ownership group, which officially took over the team last month.

“This is an exciting day for the Broncos and our fans as we announce a long-term commitment to Russell Wilson as our franchise quarterback,” team owner and CEO Greg Penner said in a statement. “I want to commend George Paton and his staff for their hard work and diligence in reaching this agreement, which has been a top priority for our organization. In addition to being a terrific quarterback and winner, Russell is a dynamic leader whose positive impact is felt throughout our entire team and community. Our organization is fully committed to winning and competing for Super Bowls with Russell as a Bronco for many years to come.”

Wilson will start the 2022 season playing his former employer, the Seahawks, on Monday Night Football in Week One.

11 responses to “Broncos announce Russell Wilson’s contract extension through 2028

  1. Broncos best hope they aren’t getting the 2nd half of the year Russ from the past 3 years. Yikes!!!

  2. Richest owner in the NFL doesn’t even need to bat an eye to this deal. It goes straight into escrow for the time being. In years 4-7 this will seem like a bargain compared to the market. His cap hit is still low for the next couple years and we all know the total cap will increase. It’s the market value for a franchise QB. Only people whining about it are AFCW trolls and bitter SheHawk fans.

  3. Who remembers his weird claims about that Recovery Water product he was schilling curing injuries? Lol

  4. Good for him to get that before taking a snap.

    He hamstrung the roster with his extension after the SB loss and Seattle never went far in playoffs since.

    Broncos have 2y before the cap hits take hold so this is a tight window.

  5. Now the Broncos will find out what a contract like that will do to their ability to keep or add important players to their team…looks like Wilson just fleeced his team and will almost immediately start complaining about the teams need to add players in order to achieve his success.

  6. You know how to make Russell Wilson a great QB? Give him a steady run game and good defense. Without those he was meddling in Seattle. Think it’ll be different when the Broncos have to pay into those positions?

  7. The Broncos are following the exact same playbook when they acquired Manning. It worked out then & they won their 3rd SB title. I’m sure they feel if they squeeze out a 4th SB win over the 5 yrs it will have been worth every penny.

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