Russell Wilson Becomes the Highest Paid Player in NFL with $140 Million Contract

Russell Wilson Becomes the Highest Paid Player in NFL with $140 Million Contract

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Russell Wilson is now the highest paid player in the NFL! On Tuesday, the quarterback signed a 4-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks for $140 million. Wilson has been a quarterback for the Seahawks since 2012.

The 30-year-old Super Bowl champ made the announcement on Instagram, in a video of him and R&B wife, Ciara, laying in bed as he announced, “Aye, Seattle. We got a deal.”

The deal will run through the 2023 season, including a $65 million signing bonus, no-trade clause and $107 million in guaranteed money. Wilson will rack in about $35 million a year.

“Russell’s goal and his hope was that he would continue his career with the Seahawks and continue to bring championships to this town,” Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers told the AP. “He believes there is still unfinished business and he is looking forward to pursuing that without having to worry about contracts and his future.”

Last season, Wilson has a career-high with 35 touchdown passes, along with 7 interceptions. Since signing Wilson in 2012, the Seahawks have had a winning record each season.

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Written by Clarke Jones

Source: Fox News

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