NFL News and Rumors

Terry McLaurin Contract Extension: Commanders Taking Puzzling Approach

Devon Platana
The Washington Commands have taken a puzzling approach to a potential Terry McLaurin contract extension.
The Washington Commands have taken a puzzling approach to a potential Terry McLaurin contract extension. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The current NFL season has been filled with intriguing transactions and storylines. One of the more prominent themes has been the insane amount of money superstar wide receivers have received, especially when it comes to Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs.

A lot of eyes are on the Washington Commanders to continue the trend with Terry McLaurin. Although the standout WR is entering the final season of his rookie deal, the Commanders' approach to a potential contract extension might leave a lot of fans feeling puzzled.

Terry McLaurin Contract Extension

Washington Commanders News

The Athletic's Grant Paulsen reported Friday that the Commanders "have yet to make a contract offer to extend" their No. 1 WR. What's puzzling about that is that the price to sign franchise wideouts is increasing by the week, meaning Washington will likely have to shell out more money the longer it takes to finalize an extension.

McLaurin has been as consistent as they come since the Commanders drafted him in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Since his rookie season, he ranks 14th in receiving yards (3,090) while also recording 222 receptions and 16 touchdowns.

McLaurin will enter the 2022 NFL season after recording his second of back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns last year. It's not hard to imagine his asking price increasing if the Commanders fail to sign the 26-year-old soon, only for him to go on and have a career season in the Fall.

The Commanders' future success will heavily rely on McLaurin remaining in a Washington uniform. When it comes to the organization's shot at going on a Super Bowl run next season, FanDuel Sportsbook shows the Commanders at +5500 in Super Bowl Odds.

SIGN UP NOW. $1,000 risk-free on FanDuel Sportsbook! . dark

Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.