Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson agreed to contract extension with the team which makes him the highest paid player in the NFL history.
Wilson and Seahawks agreed on four-year, $140 million contract extension with a $65 million signing bonus. The lucrative deal means he is under contract with Seahawks until the end of 2023 season.
His average of $35 million for four year tops Aaron Rodgers $134 million deal who signed with the Green Bay Packers last August. His value of $140 million is second to Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan who signed a five-year deal in May of 2018.
Wilson, who is now 30 years old, has been one of the best players in the NFL is a six-time Pro Bowler who has passed for 25,624 yards over seven seasons. He also led his team to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 but narrowly missed winning a second title next year, just falling short to Tom Brady’s New England Patriots.
Wilson confirmed his commitment to Seattle Seahawks in a best possible way. He posted an Twitter video in bed with his wife, Ciara, saying “Hey, Seattle. We got a deal. Go Hawks. But I’ma see y’all in the morning”.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019
He also said previously that he doesn’t see himself playing for other side. He said “For me, for my family, we love Seattle, and it’s the place I want to be. I’ve always wanted to be here. When I first got drafted in 2012, I wanted to be here forever”.
“I’ve got many more years to go and a lot more winning to do-we’ve got more Super Bowls to win. I’m excited about that”-He added.
Wilson totally deserves to be the highest paid player in NFL history. Last season alone, he completed nearly 66% of his passes for 3,448 yards with 35 touchdowns. In seven season, he’s tallied 212 total touchdowns compared to 63 interceptions.