Russell Wilson is Now the Highest Paid Player in the NFL

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Russell Wilson is definitely an MVP all the way around. From a Super Bowl Champion to being married to R&B princess Ciara, an awesome father and now the highest-paid player in the NFL.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seahawks backed up the Brink’s truck offering Wilson a record-breaking four-year $140 million extension with a never before seen $65 million signing bonus. The deal which includes a no-trade clause puts Wilson in elite territory making him the league’s highest-paid star from Green Bay’s gunslinger Aaron Rodgers who previously held both honors.

The 30-year-old mobile Quarterback will now be a Seahawk until the 2023 season. Wilson confirmed the news via his Twitter account.

SEATTLE. Let’s get it. @Seahawks #GoHawks

— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019

The deal assists both parties in avoiding having to deal with contracts on a year-to-year basis and having to franchise Russell. His agent Mark Rodgers and the organization reportedly came to an agreement after four days of negotiations.

Wilson was set to receive $17 million this year prior to the deal being set, which is the final season in his current $87.6 million contract extension that was signed in 2015. The deal came just in time because Wilson was set to not entertain anymore talk of contract negotiations this season if the agreement was made by midnight on Monday, April 15.


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