Russell Wilson Never Wanted Seahawks To Trade Him, Agent Confirms

Tanya Simon
April 17, 2019

It includes a $65 million signing bonus, payable this year, and keeps Wilson a Seahawk through the 2023 season, when he's 35.

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).

As you might expect, news of Wilson's blockbuster new deal was greeted by plenty of reaction online, with Wilson's former Seahawks teammate, safety Earl Thomas, congratulating the quarterback on his new contract, while current teammate, linebacker Bobby Wagner, also tweeted his congratulations. He wanted certainty about his contract before the team got into its offseason workout program, which began Monday.

"Hey Seattle, we got a deal", Russell said from his bed.

"As Prescott prepares for his final season to work as an underpaid individual (in National Football League terms), you can see, finally, the attendant desperation of that reality", Cowlishaw said. ".These are your prime years as a quarterback - for the next five years".

Wilson had given the Seahawks an April 15th deadline and told them that if a deal wasn't in place by then, he would not sign a contract afterward.

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"Russ has been a huge factor in everything that has happened, and this allows us to stay on track with continuing to push to find that consistency", coach Pete Carroll said in a statement from the team announcing the deal.

"Beyond that, if Prescott improves as Wilson did approaching 30, what can the club afford to pay him later on and remain competitive?"

"What the Seahawks do and how they wrestle with Wilson's future is worth watching from the Cowboys' perspective".

Ever since Wilson arrived, they've won at least nine games every year and made the playoff each year except for 2017. "You're always the first person in, and the last person out". It's not the only way to win, but it's becoming the path to success in this era.

Russell can sleep easy knowing that he's getting paid. "Oh yeah, if that's what I've got to do", Russell said.

Wilson has shelved the stigma of short quarterbacks being unable to play in the NFL. The hardest working man I know. He's a victor; he's a leader. He's about to be rolling in a ton of money, and I love it.

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