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Russell Wilson signs record-breaking contract with Seahawks

17 April 2019

For those anxious about Wilson eating up too much cap room and cash, don't worry. No more rumblings of a bigger market for Wilson to call home.

"Seattle, we have a deal", Wilson said in the video early Tuesday morning. Wilson addressed his fans letting them know that they could breathe easy as a deal was finally agreed to.

According to a number of sources, including the National Football League network and ESPN, the deal is for four years at a whopping $140 million - the most lucrative in National Football League history.

Kanell and Raja Bell talk more about the record deal and why the Seahawks had to get it done. "He believes there is still unfinished business and he is looking forward to pursuing that without having to worry about contracts and his future". We didn't want to get to draft night three years from now and have his name in trade rumors.

Wilson's new deal was going to have to top the extension signed by Rodgers before the start of last season.

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Wilson reported to the team's off-season conditioning program Monday, according to ESPN.

The new deal makes Wilson a higher paid QB than Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers (who gets around $33.5 million per year and was given a $57.5 million signing bonus).

Wilson's deal also includes a pretty hefty signing bonus of $65 million. ESPN reports that the deal was finalized around the midnight deadline Wilson had imposed and came at the end of a grueling four-day negotiation process.

"She was involved, and her support really allowed the guys to function at the level where they were able to get this done", Carroll said.

Seattle had leverage knowing it had at least three more seasons with Wilson. And there are no guarantees beyond the first year except for injury, in keeping with team policy. Seattle has reached the playoffs six of the seven years he's been under center.

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Clark's situation has been the most discussed so far this offseason, after he was franchise tagged by Seattle. If the Cowboys think life gets easier as their quarterback gains experience, it's nearly like they've forgotten the oldest rule in the book.

Last season, Wilson surpassed his previous career bests with 35 touchdown passes and a 110.9 passer rating.

Wilson, 30, has been the Seahawks' starting quarterback since 2012.

It's hardly surprising the Seahawks prioritized getting a deal done. He's also been extremely durable, never missing a game while playing through significant knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.

The Seattle Seahawks signed him to a record-breaking contract extension, and he celebrated by snuggling his love, Ciara, in bed!

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Russell Wilson signs record-breaking contract with Seahawks