Commanders Ink Terry McLaurin To Massive $71 Million Extension That Includes Largest Singing Bonus Ever For A WR

Commanders Ink Terry McLaurin To Massive $71 Million Extension

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  • The Washington Commanders have signed wide receiver Terry McLaurin to a long-term deal.
  • The new deal is worth $71 million in new money, making him one of the highest-paid WRs in the NFL.
  • McLaurin just cashed in on a $28 million signing bonus. WOW.

The Washington Commanders officially have their WR1 in town for the next four seasons, at least. After both sides went back and forth to work out a new deal, the Commanders and Terry McLaurin agreed to a new contract that makes him one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL and includes $71 million in new money, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

That’s right, McLaurin is now among the NFL’s top-five-paid wide receivers in the NFL. Here is the list, per NBC Sports.

  1. Tyreek Hill, $30 million
  2. Davante Adams, $28.25 million
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, $27.25 million
  4. Stefon Diggs, $26 million
  5. AJ Brown, $25 million

That is terrific company for McLaurin to be in, even though he isn’t — at least not yet — on the same pedigree as the players on that list.

Nonetheless, new Commanders QB Carson Wentz has his WR1 locked in and that should bring a smile to his face as he tries to turn around his career in yet another uniform.

Terry McLaurin Also Receives A Massive Signing Bonus

Now, the signing bonus is another part of the contract, and who knows what the Commanders are thinking.

So, a $28 million signing bonus — the largest ever given to a WR. More than that, nearly 80% of his deal is guaranteed, so the Commanders went all-out to ensure that McLaurin is in the nation’s capital (or somewhere else if they do move to a new location, as previously reported).

After McLaurin skipped minicamps and had everybody buzzing, the Commanders knew they needed to push all of their chips in. And they did.