The Seahawks and Russell Wilson Agree to a New Deal

Wilson’s deadline was met late Monday night by the Seattle Seahawks, making Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL.

A four-year, $140 million contract extension was extended to Wilson by Seattle keeping him on the team through 2023. The deal also includes a $65 million signing bonus that is also the highest in the NFL.

“For me, for my family and for (agent) Mark (Rodgers), we love Seattle, and it’s the place I want to be,” Wilson said moments after signing the contract, according to, the team’s official web site. “I’ve always wanted to be. When I first got drafted in 2012, I wanted to be here forever. This helps solidify that. I’ve got many more years to go and a lot more winning to do—we’ve got more Super Bowls to win. I’m excited about that.”

This new contract pays him an average of $35 million a year, surpassing the $33.5 million of Green Bay quarterback, Aaron Rogers.

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