There’s no way the team would let him walk away after having consecutive seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards.
Despite the continuous revolving door at quarterback, the former Ohio State standout remained consistent in terms of production.
More importantly, he has also remained durable by missing only three games in three seasons.
The surging wide receiver market and the lack of a fifth-year option helped expedite the negotiations between both parties.
In the end, both sides agreed to a three-year, $71 million extension which includes $53.1 million in guaranteed money.
Part of his sure income is a $28 million signing bonus and a $34.6 million total guaranteed amount at signing.
After getting paid, McLaurin published a heartfelt note wherein he thanked those who have helped and supported him over the years.
But aside from giving props to everyone who had his back, he is back to business after signing on the dotted line.
WR Terry McLaurin said he's leaving the press conference to jump on a flight and meet up with QB Carson Wentz "and a few other guys" for a throwing session.
— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) July 6, 2022
The Washington Post’s insider for the Commanders, Sam Fortier, tweeted, “WR Terry McLaurin said he’s leaving the press conference to jump on a flight and meet up with QB Carson Wentz ‘and a few other guys’ for a throwing session.”
Though he will be earning an average of $23.3 million annually throughout his new contract, he is not letting complacency sink in.
The Commanders Have A Lot Of Catching Up To Do
Developing the chemistry between the quarterback and the wide receiver takes time and McLaurin is starting the process with Wentz.
That throwing session will help them understand each other’s tendencies and timing better.
McLaurin can also help Wentz go through the team’s playbook since he joined the team just this offseason.
“Scary Terry” knows that his quarterback’s performance will help him prove that he is worth the mega-deal.
Otherwise, the entire team will suffer if they couldn’t make their partnership work.NEXT: 3 Reasons Commanders Fans Should Have Faith In Carson Wentz