Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to record-breaking four-year, $140 million extension

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs out of the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington Texas Saturday Jan. 5 2019

Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to record-breaking four-year, $140 million extension

At $35 million per year, Wilson's annual average salary passes the previous record set by Aaron Rodgers when he signed his massive extension - four years, $134 million with a $57.5 million signing bonus - to stay with the Green Bay Packers last summer. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the deal noting it to be worth $140 million over 4 years with a $65 million signing bonus. According to NFL Network, $107 million of the deal is guaranteed and it has a no-trade clause, meaning Wilson will likely finish the prime of his career in Seattle.

The Super Bowl winning quarterback posted a video of himself in bed with Ciara after reaching the new deal to announce it to the team's fans. "Go Hawks. I'm gonna see you all in the morning".

The five-time Pro Bowl selection is coming off arguably his best season as Seattle went a surprising 10-6 and earned an NFC wild card before losing to Dallas in the opening round of the playoffs.

When asked about the possible deal during an interview with ET last month, Ciara said she'd be proud of Wilson "no matter what". Wilson has a losing record against just one team in the National Football League that he's played at least three times: the Rams (6-8).

He'll make $157 million in the next five years, including the $17 million he was set to earn in 2019.

United States sports talk presenter Clay Travis noted the way Wilson delivered the news to his fans and likening it to some basketball showboating, tweeting: "Gotta say, Russell Wilson getting a $140 million contract and announcing it from bed with Ciara laying beside him feels like dunking and hanging on the rim".

The deal secures Wilson through 2023 and appears to end speculation that he wanted to play for the Giants. The deadline helped, and Wilson's ability to scramble to reach a settlement in the final minutes locked him up on a four-year extension. Without Clark, Reed's ability to get to the quarterback would be even more important, and he could get paid like it.

In his career, Wilson has thrown for 25,624 yards, 196 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. "Your dedication, consistency, and commitment to the game never wavers".

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