Russell Wilson signs for $245 million with the Denver Broncos; 165 are guaranteed

Russell Wilson signs for $245 million with the Denver Broncos; 165 are guaranteed

The Denver Broncos are convinced that Russell Wilson he’s the franchise quarterback the team needs to win another Super Bowl.

Wilson and the Broncos have agreed to a five-year, $245 million contract extension, of which $165 million is guaranteed, reported adam schefterof ESPN, this Thursday morning.

Wilson officially joined the Broncos on March 16, on a trade from the Seattle Seahawks.

The Broncos received Wilson and a fourth-round pick for the tight end. Noah Fanthe quarterback Drew Lockthe defensive side Shelby Harrisfirst-round picks in 2022 and 2023, second-round picks in 2022 and 2023, and a fifth-round pick in 2022.

Denver has won 39 games and has only one winning season since winning the Super Bowl 50 title at the end of the 2015 season, led by Peyton Manning.

Manning announced his retirement after that championship and since then the Broncos have been struggling to find their franchise quarterback.

Until Wilson arrives.

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proven winner

Wilson (113-60-1) has more wins in his first 10 seasons, including the playoffs, than any quarterback in NFL history.

In his 10 years in Seattle, he led the Seahawks to eight seasons with at least 10 wins, eight playoff appearances, two Super Bowl trips and a Super Bowl XLVIII win (over the Manning Broncos, to be precise). .

Wilson has only lost one season in his career, in 2021 when he injured his finger.

Since entering the NFL (the Seahawks’ third-round pick in the 2012 draft), Wilson is second in touchdown passes, fourth in completions, passing yards and rating, and ninth in passing percentage. completion among active quarterbacks.

Wilson makes his Broncos debut on Monday, September 12 against his former team in Seattle.

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