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New deal with Seahawks makes Wilson highest-paid National Football League player

New deal with Seahawks makes Wilson highest-paid National Football League player

Ciara couldn't be prouder of husband, Russell Wilson, after he resigned with his team the Seattle Seahawks, reportedly becoming the NFL's highest paid player.

Wilson posted a video on his Twitter account with wife Ciara, saying "Hey Seattle, we got a deal". Instead of calling his bluff, the Seahawks gave him what he asked for.

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

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).

Wilson celebrated the record-breaking agreement by posting an IG video of himself and Ciara finally going to bed after a long day of negotiations.

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Wilson will be a Seahawk, virtually guaranteed, through the 2023 season.

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No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. He attempted only 427 passes - his lowest total since his second season when Seattle won the Super Bowl - but his efficiency was a career best with a 110.9 passer rating.

"They basically took money that would've been in base salaries and put it into the signing bonus", Pelissero said of Wilson's deal. He wanted certainty about his contract before the start of the team's offseason workout program, which began on Monday.

Since being drafted by the Hawks in 2012, the five-time Pro Bowler has led the Hawks to a Super Bowl victory during the 2013 season.

In his career, Wilson has thrown for 25,624 yards, 196 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. The Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott is in line for a new deal, while the Eagles are already working toward signing Carson Wentz to a long-term deal, according to GM Howie Roseman.

And with his new contract done, Wilson has the chance to play his entire career with one team.

He's also been extremely durable, never missing a game while playing through significant knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.

"At the same time, and I know Dak wants this, you want a supporting cast", Jones said on a recent interview with ESPN Radio. "I'm excited about that", Wilson said.