Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have come to an agreement on a long-term contract extension.
Wilson, the team’s starting quarterback since 2012, announced the news himself via Twitter early Tuesday morning. Not long after, ESPN and NFL Network reported that the deal will keep Wilson in Seattle through the 2023 season. The cost? Four years and $140 million with a record $65 million signing bonus.
At $35 million per year, Wilson’s annual average salary passes the previous record mark set by Aaron Rodgers when he signed his massive extension — four years, $134 million with a $57.5 million signing bonus — to stay with the Green Bay Packers last summer.
Wilson’s previous contract, the four-year, $87.6 million extension he signed in the summer of 2015, was set to expire after the upcoming season.
Source- Yahoo news