After signing the extension, which would be worth $245 million, the 33-year-old quarterback is under contract with the Broncos until 2028.

“It’s not really about me, it’s about being around guys who want to work every day and are dedicated to it,” Wilson told reporters.

“I want to be here for a long time, I believe it’s a marriage and I want to be here for a long time. My goal is to be able to finish my career here.”

After being a third-round pick for the Seahawks in 2012, Wilson guided the franchise to eight postseason finishes in its decade in the Pacific Northwest.

His success included two Super Bowl appearances and a championship win in 2014.

In March, Wilson was traded from the Seahawks to the Broncos in a trade that sent shockwaves through the sport.

The deal included two first-round, two second-round, fifth-round picks, quarterback Drew Lock, defensive tackle Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant.

The nine-time Pro-Bowler, however, has consistently been one of the best quarterbacks in the league and ranks 15th on the all-time passing touchdowns list with 292.

He’s also started in all but three of a possible 177 games since the start of his NFL career.

“In just a few short months with the Broncos, Russell has already had a dramatic effect on this organization both on and off the field,” Broncos general manager George Paton said in a statement.

“His leadership, work ethic and champion mentality helped elevate our team in partnership with Coach Hackett, his teammates and staff.”

Wilson and the Broncos will open the new season against his former team in Seattle on September 13.

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