The Denver Broncos agreed to a five-year contract extension with quarterback Russell Wilson on Thursday that’s worth $245 million and includes $165 million guaranteed.
Here’s a sampling of how Twitter reacted to the news.
Confirmed with a source that Russell Wilson has agreed to a five-year, $245 million extension with the Broncos. $165 million guaranteed, as @AdamSchefter reported.
Was only a matter of when the deal got done, but now Wilson and Denver are in agreement.
— Parker Gabriel (@ParkerJGabriel) September 1, 2022
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett's reaction, via text, to QB Russell Wilson's five-year, $245 million extension: "F— yeah!" Suffice it to say, the new HC is pretty excited about where he and his new QB could take things.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 1, 2022
Since Russell Wilson entered the NFL in 2012: pic.twitter.com/fknw7R2E5h
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) September 1, 2022
🏀Nikola Jokic: 5-years, $264M extension on July 1.
🏈Russell Wilson: 5-years, $245M extension on September 1.
Pretty good summer for franchise players in Denver…
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2022
The top-5 highest paid QB in terms of average annual value now:
1. Aaron Rodgers: $50.271M
2. Russell Wilson: $49M
3. Kyler Murray: $46.1M
4. Deshaun Watson: $46M
5. Patrick Mahomes: $45M
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 1, 2022
The #Broncos acquired Russell Wilson without surrendering more than two first-round picks and locked him down without fully-guaranteeing his new deal.
Massive Ws all around.
— Zack Kelberman (@KelbermanNFL) September 1, 2022
Russell Wilson's contract expires 7 years from now.
Seven years ago, only two NFL players made $20 million per year or more. Drew Brees made just under $24 million, the most in the league.
The market probably won't double in the next seven years again. But $49m is a good deal.
— Henry Chisholm (@HenryChisholm) September 1, 2022
For the next seven years, Russell Wilson is under contract for an average of $42.9 million.
That does NOT reset the market. What a deal for the Broncos.
— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensDNVR) September 1, 2022
Russell Wilson really signed a more team friendly deal than Deshaun Watson.
The Browns, lol. Lol.
— ThatsGoodSports (@BrandonPerna) September 1, 2022
Locking up Russell Wilson without having to reset the quarterback market is a huge W for George Paton and the Broncos
— RK (@RyanKoenigsberg) September 1, 2022
By the time we’re halfway through Russell Wilson’s new contract it’s going to be looked at as a massive bargain.
— Zach Bye (@byesline) September 1, 2022
Russell Wilson is going to be here for the next 7️⃣ years.
Any time the number 7️⃣ is involved with anything Broncos related it's a very good thing.
— Jedi Master Mario Vetanze (@MileHighMario) September 1, 2022
Russell Wilson this morning pic.twitter.com/ceQgW4e34l
— Summer of George (@GeorgeStoia) September 1, 2022
The day George Paton gave up nine assets for Russell Wilson, he was all-in. This will be his legacy as Broncos’ GM — and I think it’s pretty smart to bet it on Russel Wilson. Let’s Ridddddeeeeee.
— Will Petersen (@PetersenWill) September 1, 2022
Russell Wilson will finish his career with the Broncos.
Let's ride. pic.twitter.com/zqBpQt5K7J
— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) September 1, 2022
The five-year extension will add to Wilson’s existing two-year contract, so the QB is now signed with the Broncos for the next seven season.