Since committing to the Denver Broncos for the rest of his career quarterback Russell Wilson has signed a five-year extension to his current contract. The 33-year-old quarterback is now under contract with the Broncos until 2028 after signing an extension reportedly for $245 million.
“It’s not really about me, it’s about being surrounded by guys who want to put the work in every single day and the dedication to it,” Wilson told reporters. “I want to be here for a long time, I believe this is a marriage and I want to be here for a long time. My goal is to be able to finish my career here.”
After being selected in the third round by the Seahawks in 2012 Wilson led the team to the playoffs eight times during his decade in Seattle. His achievements in 2014 included playing in the Super Bowl twice and winning a title.
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Wilson was moved from the Seahawks to the Broncos in a deal that sent shockwaves through the sport in March. Draft picks in the first and second rounds quarterback Drew Lock defensive tackle Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant were part of the trade.
However the 292-touchdown passer and nine-time Pro Bowler has been one of the league’s finest quarterbacks for his entire career. Aside from that he has started 176 out of 177 games in the NFL.
“In just a few short months with the Broncos, Russell has already had a dramatic effect on this organization both on and off the field,” Broncos General Manager George Paton said in a statement. “His leadership, work-ethic and championship mentality have helped elevate our team in partnership with Coach Hackett his teammates and the staff.”
On September 13 Wilson and the Broncos will travel to Seattle to take on his former team. For more such updates do follow us only on Lee Daily.