Washington COs and Terry McLaurin agree to $71 million, 3-year extension

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This offseason has seen a lot of movement at the wide receiver position and it has impacted the majority of the NFC East. The evening when the NFL Draft started on Philadelphia Eagles traded for then-Tennessee Titans wide receiver AJ Brown and gave him a trademark 4-year, $100 million extension shortly thereafter, which ties him to the City of Brotherly Love for the foreseeable future.

As we all know, it was a few weeks prior that the Dallas Cowboys traded Amari Cooper for what was essentially a fifth-round pick. All of this cemented Brown as the division’s most established receiver, although Washington’s Terry McLaurin was also in the running for that title.

There had been speculation that Commanders could lose McLaurin this offseason due to his own contract demands. But all of that is now history.

Washington Commanders gave Terry McLaurin a 3-year extension worth up to $71 million

As noted, there have been new escrow deals after new escrow deals over the past few months, which has pushed various pass-catchers to the brink of drawing a line in the sand with their respective teams.

Deebo Samuel seems to be the only one who didn’t get what he wanted, as Terry McLaurin has just been paid by the Washington Commanders.

McLaurin’s new contract puts him among the highest-paid receivers in the game, which is obviously what he was aiming for. Considering everything he’s accomplished during his time in Washington, with the carousel of quarterbacks he’s dealt with, it’s hard to disagree that he has it more than deserved.

Commanders are a bit of a meme but they’re not exactly bad offense on paper. McLaurin is happy, Jahan Dotson has plenty of potential as a first-round pick, and Carson Wentz is the most legit quarterback they’ve had since Kirk Cousins.

Obviously, it would have been nice if McLaurin left the COs, because any time a division rival sees a talented player leave for greener pastures, it benefits the Cowboys, but McLaurin is here to stay for now.

Additionally, the current appearance of the wide receiver market is worth watching considering CeeDee Lamb is eligible for a new deal next offseason.

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