Russell Wilson Gets $245M Contract Extension Ahead of Broncos MNF Game


A Sports Illustrated breakdown of the superstar QB’s latest deal with the Denver Broncos outlines how anticipated future league revenues could significantly soften the contract’s impact on the salary cap.

Before playing a single down for the Denver Broncos, quarterback Russell Wilson has signed a contract extension with the club that’s worth a reported $245 million over five years.

Sports Illustrated contributor Bob Morris explained the finer details of the deal in a September 1st article, which shows that the former Seattle Seahawks QB has a lot of guaranteed money coming to him from now through the 2025 calendar year – at the very least. 

Morris also makes the case for a reduced (percentage-wise) salary cap penalty to the team in 2025 thanks to higher league revenue figures. 

The cap hit in 2025 is high, but it’s expected that league revenues will rise and, thus, the salary cap will rise, too,” writes Morris.

At least of portion of those revenues will very likely come from the legal U.S. statewide sports betting marketplace that has become a reality in Colorado and over half the country since 2018.

Broncos Enter “Week 1” Monday Night Football Matchup As Favorites

SI Sportsbook Colorado currently has the Broncos favored by 6.5 points as Russell Wilson returns to Lumen Field to face his former Seattle Seahawks team. In February 2014, Wilson won a Super Bowl championship with Seattle against Peyton Manning and his current team, the Denver Broncos.

Wilson will turn 34 years old this November, and will need to rely on Broncos’ 23-year old wide receiver K.J. Hamler out of Penn State, who suffered a devastating torn ACL injury early in the 2021 regular season.

Although Wilson, a Cincinnati native, earned a solid reputation as a mobile QB and was a major rushing threat early on in his career, ESPN stats show that he only accrued 183 yards out of the pocket last year with the Seahawks.

Kickoff for the very first Monday Night Football regular season game of the 2022-23 NFL campaign is set for 5:15pm Pacific Time on September 12th. 

Retail sportsbooks located throughout the state of Colorado may have preferred seating available for RSVP customers, and there is also a Watch Party scheduled to take place at McGregor Square – which starts at 4:00pm local time on the afternoon of September 12th.

Sports fans and bettors throughout the Centennial State can watch the game live, in its entirety by subscribing to ESPN+ through a personal computer and/or smart device.

Rockies Are 14-28 Since All-Star Break

The Colorado Rockies are at home this week with two, three-game series against the Brewers and Diamondbacks on tap.

Since the All-Star Break, the Rockies have dropped two out of every three games and are by far the worst team in the National League West division.

However, Colorado’s big league baseball team is barely in the “Top 10” when it comes to worst win-loss records in the MLB, and are not expected to claim one of the three MLB Draft Lottery positions next year (since other non-playoff teams are also losing games left and right).

Place Real Money Sports Wagers Online In Colorado

Residents and visitors who are located within Colorado’s borders and are at least 21 years of age can place real money wagers online for the Broncos at Seahawks MNF game. All it takes is a few minutes to sign-up for a new account with one of the many legal mobile sportsbook apps in Colorado.

Pro football betting online in CO includes not only point spreads, moneylines, and totals, but also more exotic wager types such as player proposition bets and parlays.

Deposit and withdraw real money funds with ease while patronizing a legal mobile sportsbook app in CO.

David Huber is a seasoned writer with over 15 years of experience covering the online poker, online casino, and online sports betting sectors. He has performed various roles within the iGaming industry since 2006 including: reporter, editor, virtual assistant, podcast host, and lead forum moderator.

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