Russell Wilson: "Hey Seattle, we got a deal" - signs record National Football League contract

Russell Wilson:

The deal makes Wilson the highest paid player in the entire league.

Wilson's deal came after lengthy negotiations between his agent and the Seahawks management and eventually saw the player compromise on his original demand to have his contract tied to a portion of the National Football League salary cap - an unprecedented stipulation in an National Football League player deal. Luckily for Wilson and the Seahawks, both parties agreed to a deal right at the deadline last night.

The new deal makes Wilson a higher paid QB than Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers (who gets around $33.5 million per year and was given a $57.5 million signing bonus).

When Russell Wilson announced his record-setting contract extension early Tuesday morning, he wanted Seahawks fans to relax. "Time for y'all to go to bed".

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When asked about the possible deal during an interview with ET last month, Ciara said she'd be proud of Wilson "no matter what". From King: "the contract would likely include devices to adjust future years of the deal based on how high the cap goes up year to year, or based on new revenue streams (gambling revenue, for example, or a TV contract that explodes)". "That's how you end up with a $65 million signing bonus".

The important thing here is the Seahawks retain their most valuable asset and have Wilson until he turns 35. "And now Russell Wilson knows where he's going to be really throughout his prime". We got a deal. During the 2013 season, he led the team to its first Super Bowl victory in its history and has logged six Pro Bowl appearances.

It's still a relative bargain for the Seahawks, who would have been in a major pickle without Wilson under center beyond the 2019 season. I know Dak. His No. 1 goal here is to win Super Bowl championships.

But Seattle showed a year ago that it's a team on the rise again after missing the playoffs in 2017. Seattle could have held onto Wilson through the 2020 and 2021 seasons by using the franchise tag, but the cost would have become prohibitive after that, and the notion of trading him before reaching critical mass might well have been broached. Only Dan Marino (220) and Peyton Manning (216) threw more touchdown passes in their first seven seasons than Wilson. He has started all 112 games he has played for the Seahawks.

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