The association between quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks is set to continue for a few more years. And Wilson will be the highest paid player in the National Football League.
Earlier Tuesday, Wilson posted a video on social media to announce the signing of a new deal. According to his agent Mark Rodgers told the Associated Press, this is a four-year contract extension, worth $ 140 million.
This contract will expire at the end of the 2023 season and includes a signing bonus of $ 65 million, a no-trade clause and a $ 107 million cash guarantee.
With an average annual salary of $ 35 million, Wilson will be in front of quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. Since signing a contract extension of $ 134 million last year, Rodgers earns an average annual salary of $ 33.5 million.
Wilson will complete in 2019 the final year of a four-year contract, signed before the start of the 2015 season, and valued at 87.6 million.
Aged 30, Wilson had given until midnight Tuesday for the two parties to come to an agreement. He wanted some form of certainty about his contract status before the start of the off-season training program, which began on Monday.