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Terry McLaurin signs massive 3 year extension with Washington for $71 million

Terry McLaurin signs extension
Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) gestures to the fans after an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Cross Terry McLaurin off the list for the New York Jets.

The Washington Commanders and their star #1 wide receiver have agreed to a deal that keeps the former Ohio State Buckeye in Washington until 2025. 

McLaurin’s deal is said to worth close to $71 million with 76% of the deal guaranteed at signing. “Scary” Terry also gets a $28 million signing bonus.

Washington’s prized receiver has totaled over 1,000 yards receiving in back-to-back years and over 50 catches in each of his first three years. The star receiver has caught 222 passes for over 3,000 yards and 16 touchdowns. All this coming with a different cast of characters at quarterback over the last few years.

Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2019 draft, the Buckeye has been one of the more consistent receivers in the NFL over his first three seasons. He had originally sat out through team activities while his representation and the Commanders front office worked to secure a long-term deal. 

New York misses on McLaurin

The New York Jets had initially gauged the Commanders for the services of their prized receiver, however, no deal was reportedly close. Washington had been steadfast in their commitment to agreeing to a long-term deal. The Jets meanwhile have been involved to upgrade their receiving room for months. 

New York was initially in conversations with Kansas City about a potential trade for Tyreek Hill but Hill ended up choosing Miami. 

McLaurin’s contract puts him 6th on the list of receivers who have come away with new contracts this season. McLaurin’s deal places him behind Tyreek Hill, Devante Adams, AJ Brown, Stefon Diggs and Cooper Kupp. 

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