The Cincinnati Bengals have reached a contract agreement with linebacker Logan Wilson, signing him to a lucrative four-year contract extension.
This substantial deal, reported by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, is set to be worth an impressive sum of up to $37.25 million.
The fresh extension demonstrates the Bengals’ recognition of Wilson’s vital role as a cornerstone of their defensive strategy.
Averaging an annual payout of approximately $11.2 million over the initial two years, Wilson’s impressive compensation ranks him as the league’s sixth highest-paid inside linebacker.
The financial endorsement mirrors his prowess on the field, where he has proven himself as both a playmaker, boasting seven career interceptions, and a resolute leader for the Bengals defense.
Despite facing setbacks due to injuries, Wilson has consistently demonstrated his mettle by amassing back-to-back 100-tackle seasons.
With Wilson now secured with a long-term contract, the Bengals’ attention can shift towards the critical task of securing quarterback Joe Burrow’s future with the franchise.
The signing of Germaine Pratt to a long-term deal earlier this offseason showcased the Bengals’ dedication to maintaining their linebacking core, alleviating concerns about the potential departure of key defensive assets.
Logan Wilson was selected by the Bengals in the third round, with the 65th overall pick, in the 2020 NFL Draft.
At 27 years of age, Wilson has emerged as a stabilizing presence within the framework of Lou Anarumo’s defensive strategies.
Wilson recorded 256 tackles, seven interceptions, and 4.5 sacks over the span of 40 career games.