Washington Commanders star wide receiver Terry McLaurin signed a historic, three-year, $71 million contract extension with the franchise on Tuesday. The deal will make the Commanders wideout one of the highest-paid players at his position in the league while also earning him a record-setting $28 million signing bonus. On Thursday, McLaurin took to Twitter, posting a heartfelt message.
— Terry McLaurin (@TheTerry_25) June 30, 2022
This is a very heartfelt and emotional message from McLaurin, who proceeded to thank everyone near and dear to him who has been along for the ride so far.
The Commanders star made sure to thank his mom, dad and sister for their “countless sacrifices”, as well as his girlfriend, who he said “pushes me to be the best version of myself every day.”
McLaurin also wanted his teammates, both past and current, as well as the Commanders fans, to know how special they are to him. The Commanders star, while saying he is “humbled” by the record-setting contract, isn't going to let it go to his head.
He said that he “understands and embraces the responsibility that comes with signing this extension.” It sounds like McLaurin is already ready to get back to work.
That's good news for the Commanders, as the 26-year-old has been one of the best receivers since entering the league in 2019. He has posted two 1000-yard seasons in three years despite subpar quarterback play in Washington.
Now, McLaurin is one of the five, highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL.
He couldn't be more grateful to the people around him- and more ready to get to work.