The Cincinnati Bengals have officially signed Logan Wilson to a contract extension, the team announced Saturday.
The Governor has been extended pic.twitter.com/lU5CiAYoaR— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 5, 2023
“Logan is a major piece of our young core, and it was a priority to get this deal done,” said head coach Zac Taylor via Bengals.com. “He’s been a fantastic leader for our defense and comes in ready to work every single day. He will continue to be a key member of this team as we build toward the future.”
”We’re very happy to extend Logan, who has been one of the leaders of our defense,” said defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo. “It allows us to keep one of the best tandems of linebackers together by extending both him and Germaine Pratt.”
Save a horse, sign a cowboy! pic.twitter.com/Falm4PXTww— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) August 5, 2023
The Cincinnati Bengals and standout linebacker Logan Wilson have agreed to a contract extension!
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network broke the story, though Bengal Jim hinted at this move earlier today.
Per Rapoport, it’s a four-year extension worth up to $37.5 million and an average of $11.2 million over the next two seasons, making Wilson one of the league’s highest-paid off-ball linebackers.
LOGAN WILSON!— Bengal Jim’s BTR (@bengaljims_BTR) August 4, 2023
Sources: The #Bengals and rising star LB Logan Wilson agreed to terms on a 4-year extension worth up to $37.25M to keep him in a Cincy uniform for years to come. It averages $11.2M over the first 2 new years.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 4, 2023
This deal was done by @SteveCaric of his new agency @WassermanNFL. pic.twitter.com/1Y0Jek85GB
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Wilson has slowly developed into one of the NFL’s best inside linebackers and is coming off a year in which he registered career-highs in total tackles (123) and QB hits (seven) in 15 games. He also earned a career-best 72.7 Pro Football Focus grade.
Wilson has also started in all seven of the Bengals’ playoff games over the past two years, which is also when he played some of his best football. He finished the four-game run in 2022 with a 76.4 PFF postseason grade, then had a 72.8 mark during this past season’s three-game playoff run.
Entering the final year of his rookie deal, Wilson was someone the Bengals have been prioritizing an extension for, so this extension comes as no surprise. And with Germaine Pratt inking a new three-year deal this past offseason, the Bengals have their linebacker duo under contract for the foreseeable future.
A good day to say Who Dey!
"I've vocally said I would love to stay here."— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) August 4, 2023
⬇️This is what #Bengals LB Logan Wilson told us earlier in training camp about his contract negotiations.
Now, he has reportedly signed a 4-year extension to stay in Cincinnati.@WCPO pic.twitter.com/fdWJ4lrBHd
Random late night tweet excited about football..— WDN Today (@WDNToday) August 12, 2022
Don't forget, before Evan McPherson hit the game winning kick against the #Titans to advance to the #AFC Championship, Logan Wilson made this INT to set it up!! #Bengals pic.twitter.com/LsbUosLj40
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