Seahawks, Russell Wilson agree to historic contract extension
Russell Wilson got his extension, right at his self-imposed deadline.
The Seahawks inked their star quarterback to a 4-year, $140 Million extension late Monday night, including $65 Million as a signing bonus, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The 30-year-old Wilson is now under contract in Seattle through the 2023 season.
His deal makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. It also eclipses Aaron Rodgers’ previous record for annual new-money on a contract, averaging $35 Million a year. It also passes the $57.5 Million signing bonus Rodgers earned with his historic extension in summer of 2018.
The report says the extension includes a no-trade clause.
Wilson is trying to become the 2nd quarterback all-time to start every game in each of his first eight seasons (Peyton Manning).
The five-time Pro Bowler is now under contract through his age 35 season in Seattle.
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