Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is about to bring in the big bucks!
The Seahawks and Wilson reached an agreement on a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65million signing bonus, making the quarterback the highest-paid NFL player, reports ESPN.
The fours years that were added to Wilson’s contract makes him tied to Seattle through the 2023 season. The deal includes a no-trade clause.
Today (Apr. 16),Wilson mentioned his new deal in a short video on Instagram while laying in bed with his wife, Ciara. “SEATTLE. Let’s get it,” Wilson wrote.
“Hey Seattle, we got a deal,” Wilson said. “Go Hawks. But I’ma see y’all in the morning. Time for y’all to go to bed.”
Today (Apr. 16), Wilson’s wife, R&B singer Ciara took to Instagram to congratulate the NFL star on his great news. “I watch you put everything on the line every Sunday in pure amazement. Your dedication, consistency, and commitment to the game never wavers. You’re always the first person in, and the last person out. You’re 1 of 1. The hardest working man I know! So proud of you baby! Giving God All the praise. #GoHawks,” she wrote.
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