The deal makes him one of the highest-paid wideouts in the league based on the annual average value.
The contract comes with $53.1 million in guaranteed money, including a $28 million signing bonus.
McLaurin can also get an additional $250,000 if he makes the Pro Bowl roster.
It’s a far cry from the $2.7 million base salary he is set to receive in 2022 which is the final year of his rookie contract.
Despite playing with eight starting quarterbacks, McLaurin has been a consistent asset for the Commanders in his first three seasons.
He has consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2020 and 2021 but could have had three if only he added 81 more yards in 2019.
Still, the Commanders made the right decision of locking him up during his peak years.
They had to pay him extra, though, given the surge of the wide receiver market this offseason.
Getting Support From Fellow Players
But now that he gets financial security, he will continue to work hard to remain one of the league’s best receivers.
Likewise, he did not forget to thank the people who helped him attain the success he is enjoying.
He also thanked Commanders fans for their support and vowed to turn the franchise into a winning team.
Finally, he also thanked his other coaches and fellow players for the mentoring and the friendships.
That said, one of his fellow players congratulated him on his new contract.
@TheTerry_25 congrats homie you deserved nothing less✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallen93_) June 28, 2022
Defensive tackle Jonathan Allen said, “@TheTerry_25 congrats homie you deserved nothing less.”
Allen made last season’s Pro Bowl after having 62 total tackles and nine sacks.
Like McLaurin, he also got paid by the Commanders after signing a four-year, $72 million deal last year.
Both McLaurin and Allen are expected to anchor their respective units in the 2022 NFL season.