Many of the highest paid NFL players in 2022 are wide receivers, something Washington Commanders wideout Terry McLaurin notices. While the 26-year-old wants a new deal, he might be waiting a while for something to happen.

Th2 2022 offseason has dramatically changed the market for receivers. It started with the Christian Kirk contract, sparking a wave of All-Pro talents – Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill – being traded with their former teams choosing to find more affordable weapons.

With AJ Brown traded and DK Metcalf committed to the Seattle Seahawks, the spotlight has shifted to McLaurin. A third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the 6-foot receiver is entering the last year of his rookie deal before becoming eligible for free agency.

  • Terry McLaurin contract: $2.79 million salary (2022), 2023 free agent

The offseason would seemingly be the perfect time to negotiate a new contract. Both the club and player likely will be focused on games when the regular season arrives, limiting time to negotiate a new deal.