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Russell Wilson Becomes NFL’s Highest-Paid Player With $140M Deal

We are revisiting this April 2019 article in recognition of the fact that when the Seattle Seahawks kick off their 2019 season on Sunday, Sept. 8, quarterback Wilson will be the league’s best-paid baller.

LOS ANGELES - JUL 18: Russell Wilson arrives to the 2018 ESPY Awards on July 18, 2018 in Hollywood, CA - Image

Russell Wilson’s new deal with the Seattle Seahawks now makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. The star quarterback just signed a four-year, $140M contract with the team, extending his time with the squad to 2023. Wilson has already received $65M as a signing bonus, ESPN reports.

The NFL baller took to Twitter Tuesday morning with wife, singer Ciara, to confirm he’d be returning to the Seahawks, saying, “Hey Seattle, we got a deal”; Cici followed up with “Go Hawks!”

Prior to this deal, Wilson signed a $87.5 million contract in 2015 that was set to expire by year’s end. He was scheduled to make $17 million for the remainder of 2019.

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