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Commanders give receiver $71 million

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Terry McLaurin is now getting paid with the very best of them.

The Washington Commanders and their star wide receiver agreed to a three-year extension price as much as $71 million in latest money, based on multiple reports. The deal places McLaurin among the many NFL’s top five highest-paid wide receivers.

McLaurin’s latest extension reportedly features a $28 million signing bonus, which ranks as the biggest ever given to a large receiver. The 26-year-old is moreover guaranteed 76.4% of the brand new money he’s owed and is contractually tied to Washington through 2025.

Earlier this month, a deal between McLaurin and the Commanders seemed unlikely. The fourth-year wideout didn’t appear on the team’s mandatory minicamp amid speculation that he was unhappy with the state of his contract negotiations. Now, it seems Washington’s star is kind of content.

The Washington Commanders and wide receiver Terry McLaurin agreed to a three-year extension price as much as $71 million.Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Since being drafted No. 76 overall in 2019, McLaurin has exceeded expectations despite playing alongside eight different starting quarterbacks. The Ohio State product has garnered 3,090 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns over three seasons in Washington. He’ll look to develop a fast rapport along with his newest signal-caller, Carson Wentz, who was traded to the Commanders in March.

McLaurin joins a growing list of star wide receivers who’ve secured big paydays this offseason. Amongst them are the Raiders’ Davante Adams (five years, $142 million), the Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill (4 years, $120 million), the Eagles’ A.J. Brown (4 years, $100 million), the Bills’ Stefon Diggs (4 years, $96 million), the Rams’ Cooper Kupp (three years, $80.1 million), the Panthers’ D.J. Moore (three years, $61.9 million), the Chargers’ Mike Williams (three years, $60 million) and the Buccaneers Chris Godwin (three years, $60 million). 

McLaurin has garnered 3,090 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns over three seasons with Washington.McLaurin has garnered 3,090 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns over three seasons with Washington.Getty

The Commanders have satisfied McLaurin’s desire for a latest deal. Now, they hope to see him dominate the league for years to come back.

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