Russell Wilson Agrees To Four-Year, $140M Extension With Seahawks

Russell Wilson won't sign with Seattle Seahawks after self-imposed deadline

Russell Wilson won't sign with Seattle Seahawks after self-imposed deadline

In the end, that stipulation was waived by Wilson after the Seahawks offered him a boosted signing bonus of $65million to accompany his $35 million per year deal.

It all happened just 30 minutes before Wilson's deadline of midnight last night and resulted in the Seattle quarterback committing himself to the team for the next four years in return for the biggest contract in National Football League history.

Wilson's average salary will become $35 million a year, which will edge him past Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. According to ESPN, $65 million of that is already guaranteed as a signing bonus. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback and undeniably odd dude commemorated the life event by posting a dark video from bed next to his wife, Ciara.

"I'm going to see y'all in the morning", Wilson said on the video.

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. Reports indicate he may not show up to training camp unless he gets an extension, which could be problematic for this Seattle team after dishing out big time money for Wilson. Though the team had made clear that they wanted to work out a new deal with Wilson, tension reportedly mounted as the midnight deadline approached with no clear public signs of progress.

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Russell Wilson could be on his way out, but that's only if there's a team insane enough to pay an incredibly high price for the former Super Bowl champ. The window that first opened when Wilson arrived could be open again after Seattle went 10-6 and reached the playoffs last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Without Clark, Reed's ability to get to the quarterback would be even more important, and he could get paid like it.

Wilson, 30, is a Super Bowl victor and five-time Pro Bowler. At $27 million a season for five years, it was quite the investment in a player who hadn't yet broken into an elite tier at his position.

In his career, Wilson has thrown for 25,624 yards, 196 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. He also ran only 67 times, a career low, as the improved run game and offensive line play allowed Wilson to stay in the pocket more and scramble for his life less. "I'm excited about that", Wilson said.