ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have come to terms on a four-year, $140 million extension, making him the highest paid player in the NFL.
The deal includes a $65 million signing bonus, as well as a no-trade clause, per Schefter. Wilson’s deal tops the huge extension Aaron Rodgers got prior to last season, both in average yearly salary and signing bonus.
The Seahawks until midnight on Monday to come to an extension agreement, and the deal was done just prior to the deadline.
Russell Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, on the record-setting agreement that was reached at midnight PST: “At the end of the day, my guy wants to live, work, thrive in Seattle. Loves this town and it’s fans. He compromised to stay here. I respect that.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2019
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