Russell Wilson will be under the Denver Broncos’ incredibly team-friendly contract for at least the next three years.
Wilson’s contract should hold up well even after his cap hits start to exceed $50 million in 2025, as the NFL pay cap is expected to continue to grow and other quarterbacks are expected to sign significant contracts in the upcoming years.
Wilson isn’t the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL (his average pay is sixth), and he didn’t urge the organization to reopen the quarterback market.
Wilson stated on Thursday that it “wasn’t really about how much [money]” for her. It was about the number of Super Bowls we could win. The main emphasis is on that.
The Broncos can be bold, much like when they signed stars like DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, Emmanuel Sanders, and T.J. Ward during the Peyton Manning era, since they have cap flexibility moving ahead and a franchise quarterback under contract.
Wilson declared, “I had such a phenomenal first ten years of my career, and I’m extremely thrilled about the next ten years.” To win championships and have enough salary cap room for George to work his magic and for us to sign players like Randy Gregory when he joins the team, among other great players, was, in my opinion, what the extension was really about. Making this a popular tourist attraction is our goal.
While Manning was a member of the franchise for four years, Denver won two Super Bowls. With Wilson’s new contract, the Broncos have a seven-year window, and it leaves ample salary flexibility for future signings. In Denver, it’s Super Bowl or nothing.
I had such a phenomenal first ten years of my career, and I’m really looking forward to the next,” Wilson remarked. “To me, what it [the deal] really came down to was being able to win championships and having enough room in the salary cap so George can work his magic and we can bring in players like Randy Gregory when he joins the team, among other fantastic players. We wish to promote this area as a tourist destination.