Washington Commanders give Terry McLaurin three-year contract extension. The Washington Commanders have agreed to a contract extension with wide receiver Terry McLaurin. Who signed a three-year extension worth up to $71 million in new money that places him among the NFL’s five highest-paid WRs.
Buddy Baker and Tony Bonagura of Exclusive Sports Group finalized the deal Tuesday with Washington senior vice president of football operations Rob Rogers.
The contract extension for McLaurin includes a $28 million signing bonus, the largest given to any wide receiver, and also has 76.4% of the new money in the deal guaranteed.
The deal contractually ties the 26-year-old receiver to Washington through the 2025 season. McLaurin’s rookie contract had been set to expire after the 2022 season.
McLaurin had skipped the three weeks of voluntary OTAs as well as the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp. The deal ends what would have been a distraction for a franchise that didn’t need another one. McLaurin’s popularity both in the locker room as a leader and with the fan base would have resulted in more displeasure directed at the Commanders.
Contract Extension for Washington Commanders Terry McLaurin
McLaurin had over 1,000 yards receiving in two of his first three seasons. This after being selected in the third round of the 2019 draft. Despite playing with nine different starting quarterbacks. He caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns last season after grabbing 87 for 1,118 yards and four touchdowns the previous season. Finishing with 919 receiving yards as a rookie. He has missed only three games in his career.
McLaurin’s contract is the latest in what has been a lucrative market for wide receivers this offseason. Have you been following? Davante Adams (five years, $140 million), Tyreek Hill (four years, $120 million) and A.J. Brown (four years, $100 million) each signed deals worth at least $100 million. Other wide receivers to sign major contracts include Stefon Diggs (four years, $96 million), Cooper Kupp (three years, $80.1 million), Mike Williams (three years, $60 million) and Chris Godwin (three years, $60 million). What does this mean for the unsigned?