John Wall agrees to four-year, $170 million supermax extension with Wizards
John Wall has agreed to the designated player veteran exception with the Wizards, meaning the All-Star guard is on board for a a four-year, $170 million extension starting in 2019, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports. Including the final two years and $37 million left on his current deal, Wall is set to earn $207 million through 2023.
ESPN reported the deal includes a fourth-year player option for Wall, plus a 15 percent trade kicker. Wall confirmed the deal using the video platform Uninterrupted.
Wall, a four-time All-Star, just completed his seventh season in Washington, his most productive yet for the Wizards (23.1 points, 10.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game). For his career, he averages 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds a game.
Mariota fractured his fibula during the Titans’ loss to the Jaguars in Week 16. Throughout the offseason, Mariota rehabbed his leg and said he practiced lightly with the team’s new receivers this month.
Our focus and our mentality doesnt change, Mariota said. Coach [Mike] Mularkey from the beginning has kind of laid the foundation for us, and the core group of guys that are here really believe in that. We are building off of what we did in the offseason. Everyone is going to have their expectations our main focus is to be the best players we can be for each other and getting ready for the season.
Mariota, 23, threw for 3,426 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions last year in his second NFL season before getting hurt. He added two more scores on the ground and completed 61.2 percent of his passes. With the best receiving corps he’s ever had, Mariota is in position to lead the Titans to the playoffs.