Russell Wilson Agrees to $140M Deal with Seattle, Now Highest-Paid Player

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Recent rumors linked Wilson to the New York Giants as Eli Manning's replacement and suggested he might demand a trade if he and the Seahawks failed to agree to a long-term contract extension by Monday. They hashed all that out, as was always almost inevitable despite the tumult, and announced a new deal while the sane world was fast asleep.

The 30-year-old athlete agreed to a $140 million, four-year extension with the team, according to New York Times.

The post has already been viewed by more than a million people on Twitter. "We're all fortunate to see this happen". We know Cici's proud! But it had the potential to get fairly ugly fairly quickly. That title could go to Wentz, depending on when he signs, though Prescott is likely to come in under Wilson's annual salary.

The deal ends the debate about Wilson's future with the Seahawks, although there seemed to be little doubt he would remain in Seattle for a while.

Kanell and Raja Bell talk more about the record deal and why the Seahawks had to get it done.

Thomas is an instructive comparison, in fact. But like Wilson, Clark and Wagner, he is set to hit free agency after the 2019 season.

"I know he's my husband and of course you're gonna think the world of your partner, but I really do believe he's one of the best ever to do it, and it's really cool to watch him on his journey", Ciara continued.

The Eagles could also choose to play hard-ball with Wentz, instead choosing to place the franchise tag on Wentz over the next two seasons, at a tag value for a quarterback $31 million in 2020 and $37.2 million in 2021 per Over The Cap. Seattle has reached the playoffs six of the seven years he's been under center.

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Following the news, Ciara took to Instagram to share a pic of Wilson in action on the field, along with a sweet caption.

The important thing here is the Seahawks retain their most valuable asset and have Wilson until he turns 35.

The onus will now be on Carroll and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to maximize Wilson's skills.

That is the calculus of the modern-day NFL.

Yes, the Oakland Raiders have their quarterback locked in with Derek Carr, but what if they could find a way to move that contract? So while a trade could be coming, the Seahawks still have plenty of leverage in this scenario. Teams simply don't give up on quarterbacks with the kind of success he's had.

He's one of the coolest guys in the league, and you want to see guys like him have a ton of success.

Wilson's deal came after lengthy negotiations between his agent and the Seahawks management and eventually saw the player compromise on his original demand to have his contract tied to a portion of the National Football League salary cap - an unprecedented stipulation in an National Football League player deal. He's about to be rolling in a ton of money, and I love it. He has started all 112 games he has played for the Seahawks.