Russell Wilson is now the Highest Paid NFL Player

Russell Wilson is now the Highest Paid NFL Player
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The Seattle Seahawks have made quarterback Russell Wilson the highest paid player in the NFL.

According to ESPN:

The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson have reached agreement on a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus and makes the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday morning.

With the four years added to his contract, Wilson, 30, is contractually tied to the Seahawks through the 2023 season, the source said.

In addition to topping Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' contract as the richest ever with a new-money annual average of $35 million per season, Wilson's signing bonus also sets a record. Rodgers was first in both categories at $33.5 million and $57.5 million, respectively, on the extension he signed last summer.

The deal includes a no-trade clause, a source said.

The agreement on a contract ends 4 days of negotiations between the team and Wilson. He will be under contract until he is 35.

 Source: American Update

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