Russell Wilson rides into the sunset on massive Broncos extension

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson just finalized a deal that keeps him in Denver for the next five years on a $245 million deal. 

Russell Wilson has taken his Broncos catchphrase to the next level, proving he’s here to stay in Denver and ride into the sunset with another Lombardi in tow.

Wilson and the Broncos just reached an agreement on a five-year, $245 million deal that guarantees $165 million, per Adam Schefter.

The deal keeps Wilson in Denver for seven years for a total of $296 million.

The historic deal isn’t just a major one in setting terms on the quarterback market: Wilson also makes history as the highest-paid Broncos player before even taking a snap in Week 1.

Russell Wilson earns a massive contract before even setting foot on Denver Broncos field

With the news that Wilson has earned a major deal, the statistics that support such a decision have become more relevant than ever.

During his decade in Seattle, Wilson led the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, winning the Seahawks’ only championship in the 2013 season. Since then, Wilson consistently led the Seahawks to playoff appearances, even though most of the players that led the team to their Super Bowl success soon departed.

The extension keeps the 33-year-old quarterback in Denver until he is 40 years old, which gives Wilson the opportunity to reach a Super Bowl the way Peyton Manning did at the age of 39.

A player who embraced the Tom Brady method, Wilson has recommitted himself to his new team and rejuvenated roster. In 2021, the Broncos sorely lacked at quarterback, but they’ve stocked up at other positions over the past several years. Courtland Sutton and Wilson already have a connection; Jerry Jeudy is just getting started; Justin Simmons is one of the best safeties in the league; Bradley Chubb is even a problem for the offense during training camp practices.

As Seattle rebuilds, Wilson walks into a much-improved situation as he’s set to ride out his thirties as a Denver Bronco.