Former Seahawk Russell Wilson signs 5-year extension with Broncos

The former Seahawk is now tied to Denver for a total of seven years and $296 million, according to ESPN.

DENVER — Editor’s Note: The above video of Russell Wilson planning to leave Seattle for two years aired on March 8th.

Months after acquiring the franchise quarterback in a trade, the Denver Broncos signed Russell Wilson to an extension potentially worth up to $245 million.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wilson’s five-year extension includes a $165 million guarantee. The former Seahawk is now tied to Denver for a total of seven years and $296 million, Schefter said in a tweet.

Wilson has played his entire career with the Seahawks, totaling 37,059 passing yards and 292 touchdowns in 10 seasons. Under his tutelage, the Seahawks made the playoffs in eight seasons and won the franchise’s only Super Bowl in 2013. Seattle, which won an average of 10 games per season, was one play away from winning another Super Bowl title in 2014.

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The Seahawks traded Wilson to the Broncos March 8 for quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defenseman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fourth-round pick, and a fifth-round pick.

Seahawks owner Jody Allen, general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll released statements in March that clearly indicated Wilson initially expressed a desire to move away from Seattle. Wilson, meanwhile, told reporters the decision to trade him was “mutual.”

Backup Geno Smith was named the Seahawks’ starting quarterback for the 2022 season, with Lock as his primary backup. Neither quarterback has threw for more than 3,100 yards in a season, a mark Wilson has achieved every season with the Seahawks.

Wilson’s first game as a bronco is scheduled for September 12 against his former team in a nationally televised game.

The Broncos have had 11 different starting quarterbacks in the six seasons since Peyton Manning retired. The team hopes Wilson, who has missed just three games in a decade, brings stability to the league’s most important position.

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Emma Bowman

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