While most of America hustled to beat the tax deadline on Monday, the Seahawks had their own deadline to beat with Russell Wilson, and both sides finally agreed to terms on a contract extension.
Read on because Ciara’s man Russell Wilson just cashed in with the Seattle Seahawks…
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019
CelebNSports247.com received word via ESPN that Russell Wilson extension is a four-year deal that will add $140 million in new money to his contract.
The deal also includes an NFL-record $65 million signing bonus. According to NFL.com, a total of $107 million is guaranteed.
Hey Seattle, we got a deal. Go Hawks. I’m going to see you all in the morning. Time for you all to go to bed.
Before the deal was agreed upon NBC Sports Peter King stated that this isn’t a deadline for just the 2019 season:
Today’s a big day in the Pacific Northwest if you take Wilson and Rodgers at their word, that—according to a source close to the talks—they say they won’t do a long-term deal with the Seahawks if it’s not done by tonight. Read that last sentence again. I didn’t mean they’d put off further talks on a new contract till 2020 if it’s not done by tonight. I meant Wilson and Rodgers don’t plan to negotiate further with the Seahawks, period. My source says they’ve told GM John Schneider it has to be done now, or not at all.
Sportrac speculations were the closest regarding Wilson’s deal.
They posted this before negotiations became solid:
What a 3 year, $108M new money extension (4 yrs, $125M total) for #Seahawks QB Russell Wilson might look like, including $100M fully guaranteed through 2021, a 4th year guarantee in March of 2022, & a bit of injury protection for Seattle if necessary…
Wilson is scheduled to be the 12th-highest-paid quarterback under his current deal. Franchise-tagging Wilson next season could cost Seattle $30.343 million.
Through seven seasons, Wilson has been to the Pro Bowl five times. He has guided the Seahawks franchise to the postseason six times, including two Super Bowl appearances and one title.