Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

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The Denver Broncos and nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed upon a lucrative contract extension, according to CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones. The five-year extension is worth $245 million, and includes $165 million in guarantees, per Ian Rapoport. As Jones notes, “the Walton-Penner group took over on Aug. 9 and got this deal done within the first 4 weeks of ownership.”

Wilson, 33, is entering his first season with the Broncos since being acquired from the Seahawks in March. Denver opens the regular season Sep. 12 in Seattle; a return to Lumen Field for Wilson. 

Despite suffering a broken finger in Week 5 of the 2021 regular season against the Rams, the Wisconsin product missed just three games. Those were the first games he missed in his career, ending a streak of 149 consecutive games started by an NFL quarterback, which is sixth all-time. He completed 64.8% of his pass attempts for 3,113 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games. If healthy for the duration of the upcoming season, Wilson is expected to eclipse 40,000 career passing yards; a feet only 22 other NFL quarterbacks have accomplished.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.





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