Seahawks, Russell Wilson Agree to $140 Million Contract Extension

Russell Wilson with the Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson with the Seattle Seahawks. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10043733bm)

After long and complex negotiations, the Seahawks and Russell Wilson have finally agreed to a deal.

Wilson has signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with the team that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

The contract also includes a $65 million signing bonus which Wilson will receive up front.

Wilson announced the news first-hand just before a self-imposed midnight deadline that he had set for a new deal with the team with a video posted to his Twitter account.

In addition to making him football’s top earner, his new contract guarantees that he will stay in Seattle through the 2023 season.

The 30-year-old was granted a no trade clause in his new deal.

Wilson has become one of the most elite quarterbacks in the league over the past several seasons.

He led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl trophy after leading them to Super Bowl XLIII.

Wilson had arguably his best season as a pro in 2018, passing for 3,448 yards, 35 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career.

Seattle and Wilson can sleep peacefully now, knowing that they’re both set for the future.