Terry Mclaurin Signs 3-Year Extension Worth $71 Million with Commanders

Terry McLaurin with the Commanders in 2021
Terry McLaurin with the Commanders in 2021. Photo by Cory Royster/CSM/Shutterstock (12254967z)

Terry McLaurin became the backbone of the Washington Commanders since joining the team in 2019, and he’s not going anywhere. The wide receiver signed a three-year extension with his current team, reportedly worth a whopping $71 million.

The new deal makes McLaurin one of the league’s top-five highest-paid wideouts. His extension reportedly comes with a $28 million signing bonus, which is the largest ever given to a wide receiver. It’s also been reported that over 76% of his extension is guaranteed.

There have been a lot of speculations about McLaurin’s future with the Commanders in the past few weeks, especially after he skipped minicamp earlier this month. Despite the rumors about his potential departure, the head coach Ron Rivera firmly stated they want to keep him around.

“I think that’s important is that when a player like this does make the impact he’s made and not just on the football team, but you know, around the community and everything you have to be able to take care of that guy so everybody understands this is the type of player we want,” Rivera told reporters in mid-June.

McLaurin joined Washington as a third-round pick in 2019, after playing college football at Ohio State. His new extension leaves him under contract with the Commanders through the 2025 season.