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Russell Wilson signs extension with the Seahawks

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Russell Wilson: “Hey Seattle, we got a deal”

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on April 16, 2019, 3:55 AM EDT

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is apparently keeping that title for some time yet to come.

In a video posted to his Twitter account at 12:44 a.m. PDT, Wilson said from his bed that he has a new deal with the Seahawks.

“Hey Seattle, we got a deal,” Wilson said.

Wilson and his wife, Ciara, then both added a “Go Hawks!” before Wilson implored everyone to go to bed.

“I’m going to see y’all in the morning. Time for y’all to go to bed,” Wilson said.

Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers, had imposed a deadline on April 15th as the final time they would address a new contract with the Seahawks ahead of the final year of his existing contract. That deadline apparently was enough to spark action to a deal getting finalized either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the deal is worth $140 million in new moneywith a $65 million signing bonus. The contract makes Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL, surpassing Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the deal is a four-year extension that will make the total contract a five-year deal worth $157 million through the 2023 season. That combines the $140 million of the new deal and the $17 million Wilson was set to make in 2019 in the final year of his existing contract.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports Wilson will receive $107 million guaranteed and his contract contains a no-trade clause.

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:blink::blink::blink:

 

Wow! No other words. 

 

ETA: This beats out that Flacco deal I thought was insane.

Edited by Shaft

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Joe Montana became the highest paid player in 1990 when he signed a 4-year, $13 million contract. I know there is inflation, but Wilson is making over 10 times that much and I don't think prices have risen tenfold in 19 years. 

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1 hour ago, DMD said:

Joe Montana became the highest paid player in 1990 when he signed a 4-year, $13 million contract. I know there is inflation, but Wilson is making over 10 times that much and I don't think prices have risen tenfold in 19 years. 

 

The cost of living has not gone up nearly that much, but sports contracts have. I also feel that attending sporting events has outpaced inflation. 

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This is why I don't give the NFL any money.  I don't buy paraphernalia nor do I attend any games.  I get the NFL Ticket every year, but I get that for free compliments of being a DirectTV subscriber ever since 2003.  Kudos to Wilson though - he got 'his'.  

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