Kyler Murray’s new mega contract has changed the whole Quarterback market. The next logical question is who’s next? some think it’s the Ravens Lamar Jackson but the athlete we are going to talk about is Bronco’s, Russell Wilson
Russell is up for a new contract in 2023 and with Murray’s new contract the bronco’s QB will be looking for a significant pay raise. Russell currently earns an annual salary of $35 million. He signed this contract in 2019 and it has been surpassed many times most recently by Kyler Murray who earns around $46 million. Russell is looking for a significant pay raise and rightly so. he managed 25 touchdowns and 6 interceptions with 3113 yards in the year 2021.
“We all want Russell here a long time” :George Paton, general manager of Denver Broncos
According to Paton, Russell has had a positive impact on and off the field, “game-changing for our locker room, the day-to-day, and our football team.” : George Paton.
Russell is getting a new deal sooner or later. Recently George Paton, general manager of the bronco was asked if there were any talks with Russell over a new improved contract to which he stated.
“We all want Russell here a long time,” I appreciate the question. Out of respect for his team, our team, we’re just going to keep it in-house. Any decisions we may or may not have. I have a really good relationship with Russ’ agent, Mark Rogers, and at the right time, we’ll get a deal done.”
The Broncos see their future in Russell as he is a capable QB who leads and performs on and off the field. One thing is for sure Russell will get a contract extension but when will he get it remains a question.