By republicmonews Team
"Broncos Country, let's sign." -- Russell Wilson (probably).
Wilson agreed to terms on a five-year, $245 million extension with the Denver Broncos, including $165 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, per sources.
The quarterback had two seasons remaining on his deal signed in Seattle, so the extension ties him to Denver for the next seven years.
The goal was to extend Wilson after trading for him from the Seahawks in March. Before signing a long-term deal, the sides waited for Walton-approval. Penner's
Wilson's $49 million-per-year agreement puts him behind Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million) and ahead of Kyler Murray ($46.1 million). Deshaun Watson's $230 million deal is fully guaranteed.
Wilson takes over in Denver for former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after a decade in Seattle under Pete Carroll's ground-first system.
Denver's expectations have risen since adding Wilson, who helped Seattle win 10+ games eight times in 10 seasons.