Russell Wilson became the NFL’s highest paid player in the league and the Seattle Seahawks secured the services of the Five-time Pro Bowl quarterback for another four years when the two sides agreed to a record-setting $140 million dollar four year deal according to numerous sources and a Wilson video tweet Tuesday morning that confirmed the deal but gave no specifics.
Wilson’s four-year extension includes a $65 million signing bonus and contractually ties him to the Seahawks through the 2023 season. The deal includes a no-trade clause. Wilson was set to make $17 million in 2019, the final season of the four year, $87.6 extension he signed in the summer of 2015.
Wilson will earn $35 million per year, topping Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who makes $33.5 after agreeing to a $134 million extension last year.
Wilson is coming off arguably the best season of his seven-year career where he threw 35 touchdown passes with a 110.9 passer rating and seven interceptions. Wilson accomplished the career-best numbers on 427 attempts, his fewest since 2013. The Saints Drew Brees (115.7) and Patrick Mahomes (113.8) of the Chiefs were the only two quarterbacks to finish with a better passer rating than Wilson.