DENVER - Russell Wilson has yet to take a regular season snap for the Denver Broncos, but that isn't stopping the team from locking in their new franchise quarterback for years to come.
On Thursday, Wilson and the Broncos agreed to a five-year, $245 million extension that includes $165 million in guarantees. The deal was first reported by ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
The megadeal locks the now 33-year-old Wilson in with the Broncos through 2028.
Wilson, who is entering his 11th NFL season, spent the first ten years of his professional career with the Seattle Seahawks. During his tenure in Seattle, Wilson led the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances, including the team's first ever Super Bowl victory in 2014.
In his career, Wilson has thrown for over 37,000 passing yards and 292 touchdowns.
In March 2022, Broncos ownership pushed all of their chips onto the table when attempting to acquire Wilson from Seattle. In the trade, the Broncos sent a total of five draft picks (including two 1sts; two 2nds) and three players to Seattle in exchange for the quarterback.
In a homecoming like no other, Wilson is set to return to Seattle for the first time in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season when the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.