Russell Wilson’s New $140M Deal W/ Seahawks Makes Him Highest Paid Player In The NFL, Wife Ciara Reacts [VIDEO]
Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson is now the top-paid player in the NFL thanks to a new $140 million contract he signed with the team. He has already received $65 million from the signing bonus. The contract is good for four years, making Wilson’s run with the team extended to 2023, according to reports.
Wilson posted a video on Twitter on the deal Tuesday morning but certainly didn’t reveal the details about how much he’ll be bringing in. He did reassure his Seattle Seahawks fans that he was able to come to an agreement with the team.
“Hey Seattle, we got a deal.”
His wife Ciara was also all smiles and added,
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019
His video came just after the midnight deadline his people gave the Seahawks. If the team didn’t provide him with a sufficient offer by then, he wasn’t going to renegotiate the contract.
His agent, Mark Rodgers, also said,
“At the end of the day, my guy wants to live, work, thrive in Seattle. Loves this town and its fans. He compromised to stay here. I respect that.”
Before this deal, he signed an $87.5 million contract in 2015, that was set to expire in 2019. He was scheduled to make $17 million this year.
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