Relaxation simple, Seahawks enthusiasts — although likelihood is that you have been conveniently asleep anyway — Russell Wilson is not going to New York (or anyplace else) anytime quickly.

Very early Tuesday morning, Seattle’s famous person quarterback introduced on Twitter that he and the workforce had reached a freelance extension.

In step with NFL Community and ESPN, the deal is the richest in NFL historical past, operating 4 years at a value of $140 million, together with a file $65 million signing bonus. The typical annual worth of $35 million permits Wilson to surpass Inexperienced Bay’s Aaron Rodgers because the highest-paid participant within the league. Rodgers had held that mantle since remaining August.

Now locked up via 2023, in spite of hypothesis he sought after to in the end sign up for the Giants, Wilson will obtain $107 million assured or even has a no-trade clause, in step with NFL Community.

QB Russell Wilson has guided Seattle to the playoffs in six of his seven NFL seasons. (Picture: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY Sports activities)

“Hello, Seattle,” a shirtless and tired-sounding Wilson stated in his publish, his spouse Ciara resting on his shoulder, “we were given a deal.”

Each Wilson and Ciara, it seems that from their bed room — it was once after middle of the night at the West Coast, too — then uttered his signature “Cross ‘Hawks” earlier than Wilson added, “I’m going to see you all within the morning, time for you all to visit mattress.”

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A five-time Pro Bowler, Wilson has led the Seahawks to a winning record in each of his seven seasons, including two Super Bowl berths and the franchise’s only title following the 2013 campaign.

Wilson was set to reach free agency following the 2019 season after completing his current four-year, $87.6 million contract. According to multiple reports, he’d set Monday as a deadline for negotiations to reach a new agreement.

A 3rd-round pick of Wisconsin in 2012, Wilson has thrown 196 profession TD passes, together with a league-best 34 in 2017, when he generated greater than 80% of the Seahawks’ offense because of his arm and legs. Additionally remarkably sturdy in spite of his penchant for operating, he is by no means neglected an NFL recreation, successful 75 of his 112 regular-season begins whilst including an Eight-Five ledger within the playoffs.

Wilson’s profession passer ranking of 100.three is the second-best in NFL historical past, trailing simplest Rodgers’ usual of 103.1.


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