The Denver Broncos have signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a five-year, $245 million extension, and Twitter is losing its mind.
Russell Wilson is going to be with the Denver Broncos for a long time.
On Thursday morning, news broke of Wilson inking a five-year, $245 million extension with $165 million guaranteed, locking him in through the 2028 season when he will be 40 years old.
For Wilson, the deal is phenomenal. The Broncos are paying him $49 million annually and essentially guaranteeing he’ll be making a massive chunk of dough for at least the next six years (his current deal has two years left before the extension kicks in).
For Denver, it’s a gamble which needed taking. The Broncos have been searching for a quarterback since Peyton Manning retired in 2015, with the team not making the playoffs since. Wilson turns 34 during this season and so there’s risk he deteriorates as the extension goes on, but he could also lead Denver back to the Super Bowl. Again, a necessary chance.
Twitter is having a reaction to the Russell Wilson deal
On Twitter, the masses are predictably laying out their thoughts on the new deal:
Denver remade its team this offseason with a huge trade, landing Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks while surrendering two first-round and a pair of second-round picks, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive tackle Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant.
For the Broncos, Wilson gives them hope of competing in the loaded AFC West alongside Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr.