From the perspective of successful football business, here's the best thing about the Russell Wilson contract extension: He's the main reason the Seahawks have a +269 point differential in the fourth quarter since 2012, best in the NFL. The deal also includes a no-trade clause as well.
Wilson's 2015 extension averaged $21.9 million, which at the time made him the second-highest-paid quarterback in terms of annual average below Rodgers at $22 million.
"You're getting Russell Wilson his prime now", Danny Kanell said on Tuesday's "Off the Bench".
Wilson announced his record-breaking deal while in bed with his popstar wife Ciara, telling his followers: "Hey Seattle, we got a deal!" "Go Hawks. I'm gonna see you all in the morning". With Wilson locked up until 2023, the Seahawks are poised to be a contender for years to come. It will be even more so on Seahawks' front office to build a team around Wilson that he can lead back to the promised land. Rodgers earns $33.5 million per season and had a $57.5 million signing bonus.
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However, by paying their quarterback $35 million per year, the Seahawks will also be strapped for cash. Ian Rapoport reported that $107 million of the deal is guaranteed. He is a six-time Pro Bowler who has passed for 25,624 yards over seven seasons. A dual sport athlete while attending North Carolina State and Wisconsin, Wilson was drafted by Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles and Colorado Rockies in amateur drafts and has attended spring training for various MLB teams in year's past.
Wilson was understandably more than pleased with the role his agent Mark Rodgers played in landing him his huge new contract, and he showed that appreciation with a public tweet of thanks.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018.
Time will tell how many of these four players will be in a Seahawks uniform going into the next decade. Your dedication, consistency & commitment to the game never wavers. "To pay him what you were gonna have to pay him to keep him, and then having to pay Seattle to get him with these young crop of quarterbacks that are coming up this year, next year". "I'm excited about that".