Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin said he felt confident he and the Commanders would reach an agreement on an extension as he insists he is excited about what's to come. McLaurin, who was a third round pick int he 2019 NFL draft, has established himself as the No.
1 wide receiver for the Commanders and he is believed to have the upside that could see him become even better going forward. McLaurin's future was uncertain at the start of free agency but the Commanders showed willigness to pay their star wide receiver as the two sides agreed on a three-year, $71 million extension.
Annually, McLaurin is now among the highest-paid wideouts in the NFL. “I felt confident, honestly,” McLaurin said, per Pro Football Talk. “Talking to my agent, to the conversations I’ve had with coach Rivera.
It was very evident that they wanted me to be here and I wanted to be here. Obviously, this is a business. I’ve understood that since I got here. And that’s the tough part about it sometimes, is when now the business gets in the way of certain things.
But at the end of the day, we got a deal done that worked for both sides. And I’m happy for the other guys in my peer group that are able to get what they deserve as well. But it was just about trying to come to an agreement that was best for myself and this organization.
And I felt like we did that. So I’m just really excited about what’s to come”.
McLaurin feels Washington is the right place for him
The Commanders completely changed their coaching staff a year ago and the general belief is that the situation isn't toxic as it used to be under the previous regime.
McLaurin says the Commanders are building something special and he is happy to be a part of it. “I feel like to coach Rivera’s credit and the staff here that we have a really unselfish group of guys in that locker room.
We have a lot of guys who are competitive and hungry. And they want to see Washington be back on top,” McLaurin said. “We all know where we want to head to. And I think we’re all on the same page with that. But we also understand that it’s going to take the work and dedication from everybody involved to get there."