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With all the wide receiver money being thrown around the NFL this offseason, plenty of the talented receivers in the 2019 draft class are set to receive lucrative contract extensions in the coming year. Some of those wide receivers could get those deals somewhere else (D.K. Metcalf may be one of them), which is why the Washington Commanders want to make sure they take care of their own talented wideout from that draft class. 

Washington has one of the best young wideouts in the game in Terry McLaurin, a player the Commanders aren't rushing to get a contract extension done (per The Athletic). The Commanders won't entertain any trade offers for McLaurin either, although none have been made. 

"I think the biggest thing is just (telling) everybody patience," Ron Rivera said. "We've got plenty of time."

McLaurin is coming off consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, including 77 catches for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns for the Commanders last year. He has 222 catches for 3,090 yards and and 16 touchdowns in his three years in the league, one of just 13 receivers with 200 catches, 3,000 yards, and 15 touchdowns over the last three seasons. 

McLaurin is the only wide receiver of the group with fewer than 20 touchdowns, an indictment of the quarterback play he's had throughout his career. The Commanders had Alex Smith, Taylor Heinicke, Dwayne Haskins, Kyle Allen, Case Keenum, Colt McCoy, Garrett Gilbert, and Ryan Fitzpatrick as his quarterbacks over that span. 

In comes Carson Wentz, who completed 62.4% of his passes for 3,563 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions for a 94.6 passer rating with the Indianapolis Colts last year. Wentz has been inconsistent throughout his career, including last year when he wasn't as good in the second half as he was the first half.

The Commanders' new starting quarterback completed 61.1% of his passes for for 1,365 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions (87.1 rating) in the second half of the year. He averaged just 170.6 yards per game compared to 244.2 in the first half of the year, where Wentz completed 63.3% of his passes for 2,198 yards with 17 touchdowns to three interceptions (100.1 rating). 

Regardless, Wentz is arguably the most talented quarterback the Commanders have employed since McLaurin has been there. His numbers can easily improve under Wentz in 2022, making a potential contract go even higher. 

Regardless, the Commanders appear willing to stall on extension talks with McLaurin for now. There's still time this offseason to get a deal done, especially since they are committed to keeping McLaurin in a Commanders uniform for a long time.