He saw the wideout market surging and it benefitted him financially.
It took a while before he signed his contract extension but he got a nice deal from the squad that drafted him in 2019.
McLaurin and the Commanders agreed to a three-year, $71 million deal with $53.1 million in guaranteed money, including a $28 million signing bonus.
That contract should make him the team’s primary receiver until the 2025 season.
On their part, Washington will continue to have McLaurin during his peak years.
Likewise, the former Ohio State standout will get the money he deserves after averaging 1,030 receiving yards throughout his first three seasons.
He also fell just 81 yards short of that mark in his rookie year but had a career-high seven touchdowns.
It was imperative for the Commanders to sign McLaurin because he will be playing the 2022 season under the final year of his rookie deal.
He will earn a base salary of $2.79 million which is already meager compared to his production.
More importantly, a deal had to be done because he is not eligible for a fifth-year option after being selected in the third round.
Now that he got the money he deserved, McLaurin had nothing but gratitude in his recent Twitter post.
— Terry McLaurin (@TheTerry_25) June 30, 2022
McLaurin Is Grateful For This Recent Blessing
He must be smiling from ear to ear because of the reward he got from the squad that gave him a chance.
That’s why he considers playing in the NFL a blessing and he will continue to work hard after signing the lucrative deal.
McLaurin gave honor to God for his graces and mercy.
He also mentioned his family who has been his staunch supporters since day one.
“Scary Terry” also thanked his girlfriend who continues to motivate him to become a better athlete.
He also thanked the Snyder family and head coach Ron Rivera for the trust.
Then he mentioned his fellow players and coaches who have become friends and mentors.
Finally, he gave props to the Commanders fans for their unwavering support.
He closed his statement by vowing to bring back the team’s winning culture.
With him in place, the Commanders just got closer to going back to football relevance.