Report: Commanders' Terry McLaurin signing three-year, $71M extension

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) running on the field against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, in Landover, Md. (Mark Tenally/AP)

The Washington Commanders are reportedly locking in wide-receiver Terry McLaurin through the 2025 season with a new three-year contract extension worth up to $71 million in new money.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that McLaurin's extension — which will kick in in 2023 when the final year of his rookie contract expires — includes a $28 million signing bonus, the largest ever given to a player at his position.

McLaurin, 26, has spent the last three seasons with the Commanders after being selected in the third-round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Last season he started every game for the first time, recording 1,053 yards and catching five touchdowns.

The extension continues a trend of receivers getting big contracts this off-season. Earlier this month Rams star Cooper Kupp signed an extension worth $75 million in guaranteed money while Tyreek Adams (Dolphins) and Jamal Adams (Raiders) each signed extensions worth more than $120 million after being acquired in trades.

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