The Facts: The Commanders and McLaurin agreed to a three-year extension worth $23.3 million per year in new money. The deal comes with a total of $53.15 million in guarantees, $34.6 million fully guaranteed upon signing and a $28 million signing bonus. McLaurin was set to enter the final year of his contract with a base salary of $2.79 million in 2022.
Diehards Line: In three seasons, McLaurin has proven to be a go-to target despite the revolving door at quarterback. The 26-year-old has generated 3,090 yards and 16 TDs on 222 receptions in his career and is coming off back-to-back 1,000-plus yard campaigns. He's done all this despite catching passes from Taylor Heinicke, Garrett Gilbert, a diminished Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Case Keenum, and Colt McCoy. With Carson Wentz now the Commanders' starter, McLaurin can start building a rapport with his new QB come training camp without the contract distraction.