BAG SECURED: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson Becomes The NFL’s Highest-Paid Player
Russell Wilson has reached an agreement with the Seattle Seahawks that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Get the scoop!
Russell Wilson has secured the bag, baby!
The Seahawks and Ciara‘s hubby have reached an agreement on a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus that makes the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL.
The deal, which contains a no-trade clause, was apparently finished after four days of negotiations between the Seahawks and Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, who arrived at the team’s headquarters Friday.
It keeps Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowler and the quarterback of the only Super Bowl-winning team in Seahawks history, under contract through his age-35 season. And it avoids the messy route of Wilson going year-to-year on the franchise tag, which would have paved the way for an eventual divorce.
“At the end of the day, my guy wants to live, work, thrive in Seattle,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “Loves this town and its fans. He compromised to stay here. I respect that.”
Russell and Ciara took to social media to react to the amazing news: