A three-year deal worth $23.3 million annually was agreed upon by the Washington Commanders and the outstanding receiver. A $28 million signing bonus and a total of $53.15 million in guarantees are included in the agreement, of which $34.6 million is completely guaranteed at the time of signing. With a basic salary of $2.79 million, McLaurin was scheduled to begin the last year of his deal in 2022. He is currently enjoying a larger paycheck.
As the parties continued to explore an extension, the former third-round selection skipped obligatory minicamp earlier this month. At the time, Ron Rivera, the head coach of the Commanders, minimized the holdout by saying that negotiations were “going in the right direction.”
Despite the changing quarterbacks in Washington, McLaurin has established himself as a go-to target over the course of three seasons. The 26-year-old is coming off back-to-back seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards, 3,090 receiving yards, and 16 touchdowns on 222 catches. Despite receiving passes from Taylor Heinicke, Garrett Gilbert, Alex Smith, Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Case Keenum, and Colt McCoy, he has managed to do all of this. McLaurin is renowned for his capacity to open up at all levels and make challenging catches simple.