At $35 million per year, the extension would make Wilson the highest-paid player in the National Football League, surpassing Aaron Rodgers' deal with the Green Bay Packers. He is set to make an annual average salary of $35 million per season.
USA sports talk presenter Clay Travis noted the way Wilson delivered the news to his fans and likening it to some basketball showboating, tweeting: "Gotta say, Russell Wilson getting a $140 million contract and announcing it from bed with Ciara laying beside him feels like dunking and hanging on the rim".More news: Billionaire Donors Step Up to Fund Rebuild of Notre Dame Cathedral
Best thing about the deal from Wilson's perspective: He'll have enough money to jump-start his post-career plans to be a bigger-than-sports mogul.
"For me, for my family and for (agent) Mark (Rodgers), we love Seattle, and it's the place I want to be", Wilson said via the team website. "But I'ma see y'all in the morning". The deal, which includes a $65 million signing bonus and a no-trade clause, surpasses Aaron Rodgers' deal with the Green Bay Packers. It will be even more so on Seahawks' front office to build a team around Wilson that he can lead back to the promised land. The Seahawks have designed an entire offense around his mobility, which went from producing yardage of his own to more of an effect that freezes a pass rush, extends routes for the receivers and gives defenders something else to think about when trying to handle a three-headed rushing attack. His contract is probably going to be the least expensive of the four, although another strong season next year could push his price up into the $10 million dollar range annually.
Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowler, was present for the first day of Seahawks voluntary workout program while his agent and team executives worked out a deal. 4, 23 and 27) to do what Schneider does worst: Draft in the first round. Though he's played through various injuries in his career, he's never missed a start since his rookie year, and he's played at a superlative level despite awful offensive line play through most of his career, and some highly limited passing concepts.More news: 3 killed, 3 hurt in Nepal plane accident
The 5-foot-11 Wilson threw for a career-high 35 touchdowns and matched his career low with seven interceptions.
Since taking over as the Seahawks' starting quarterback in 2012, Seattle has reached the playoffs in five of those seven seasons, and Wilson has presided over 13 postseason appearances. Your dedication, consistency & commitment to the game never wavers.
"Oh yeah, if that's what I've got to do", Wilson said. "I'm excited about that".More news: Extinction Rebellion protest: 100 arrests as London roads blocked