Broncos and Russell Wilson reach agreement on a five-year, $245 million deal extension.
The quarterback's contract, which he signed in Seattle, had two more seasons to run.
The seven-year extension makes him committed to Denver.
The five-year agreement will pay Wilson $49 million per year, which places him only behind two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers ($50.3 million).
But compared to Deshaun Watson's fully guaranteed $230 million contract, the $165 million guaranteed is less
Wilson now assumes leadership in Denver under former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett of the Green Bay Packers.
Since Wilson was acquired, expectations in Denver have increased significantly.