Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Russell Wilson Agrees to $140M Deal with Seattle, Now Highest-Paid Player

Russell Wilson Agrees to $140M Deal with Seattle, Now Highest-Paid Player

The latest quarterback to top Stafford's contract is Russell Wilson. "Hey Seattle, we got a deal", said Wilson while cuddling in the sheets with his wife.

This all changed in the wee hours of Tuesday morning as Wilson and the Seahawks agreed to a record-breaking four-year, $140 million extension with $65 million in signing bonuses, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Wilson's average salary will become $35 million a year, which will edge him past Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

When asked about the possible deal during an interview with ET last month, Ciara said she'd be proud of Wilson "no matter what". "Go Hawks. But I'ma see ya'll in the morning". Rodgers' deal included a $57.5 million signing bonus, also topped by Wilson. With the extension, the 30-year-old would be under contract through the 2023 season.

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Under Wilson, the Seahawks are 75-36-1 in the regular season, reaching the playoffs in six of his seven seasons and winning the Super Bowl after the 2013 season. He attempted only 427 passes - his lowest total since his second season when Seattle won the Super Bowl - but his efficiency was a career best with a 110.9 passer rating. The Seahawks will have to be creative and bold in filling in the team around Wilson, and that will start with figuring out how to keep linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive end Frank Clark in the fold. His contract is probably going to be the least expensive of the four, although another strong season next year could push his price up into the $10 million dollar range annually. A dual sport athlete while attending North Carolina State and Wisconsin, Wilson was drafted by Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies in amateur drafts and has attended spring training for various MLB teams in year's past.

"At the same time, and I know Dak wants this, you want a supporting cast", Jones said on a recent interview with ESPN Radio. Only Dan Marino (220) and Peyton Manning (216) threw more touchdown passes in their first seven seasons than Wilson. Your dedication, consistency & commitment to the game never wavers.

Wilson is confirming the contract agreement on Twitter. "I'm excited about that".

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