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Washington Commander-in-Chief Ron Rivera reveals trade rumors surrounding star commander wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
As soon as the news came that Terry McLaurin was holding out of the mandatory minicamp to negotiate a new contract, NFL trade rumors began to swirl around the league. McLaurin was pictured as an asset in Kansas City and Green Bay, but it turns out the jersey change was a little too early: Commanders have no interest in sending from their star receiver.
Commander head coach Ron Rivera explicitly said the team is not dealing with Terry McLaurin.
“We’re trying to get this done … We believe in who Terry is for us and what he can bring to the table,” Rivera said.
Ron Rivera: Washington Commanders wants Terry McLaurin in the middle of trade rumors
Ron Rivera clearly wants to include McLaurin in his 2022 game plan, but that does not guarantee that general manager Martin Mayhew will listen to Rivera’s words.
That said, improving McLaurin’s contract is not very demanding: wideout in top 10 WR calls has been paid around $ 3 million for his first three NFL seasons and he does not stand to break $ 6 million on his current deal. It should not be difficult to get McLaurin more money, but the question is how much McLaurin wants on the table.
Going by the 10 active wide receiver contracts in the NFL, the recent Jacksonville Jaguars acquisition Christian Kirk is set to earn $ 72 million over four years, but it has been widely considered an exorbitant price for a wideout that quietly and quietly played in Arizona before his massive deal.
While McLaurin is unlikely to break $ 20 million a year, the fact that he earns a fraction of what rookie Jahan Dotson has to earn – $ 15 million over 4 years – means McLaurin is severely underpaid for what he brings to the team. In fact, McLaurin ranks No. 4 in salary among Commanders wide receivers, lagging behind Curtis Samuel, Jahan Dotson and Dyami Brown.
By holding out of the mini-camp, McLaurin shows the commanders exactly what they will miss if he leaves – even though he hardly makes a dent in their cap space, his presence would leave a hole in their attack.
It makes sense that Rivera is working hard to keep McLaurin, but the multifaceted wideout can not be blamed for liking posts about playing for Reggie Wayne in Indianapolis.