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. The contract extension will include a $65 million signing bonus. Schefter's sources also say that the deal contains a no-trade clause. Wilson's message was simple, "Hey, Seattle, we got a deal". "Go Hawks. But I'ma see ya'll in the morning. Time for y'all to go to bed".
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs out of the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.
Carroll said Jody Allen, the chair of the Seahawks following the death of her brother, Paul Allen, last fall, was instrumental in getting the deal finished.
Wilson's pay raise is significant.
"He is incredible. He inspires me in so many ways", she said of her husband.
NFL fans awoke Tuesday to the news that there is a new highest paid player in the league. Miami also has the third-most cap space in the league and would have no problem extending Wilson for as long as he wanted to stay in Miami.
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. He led the Seahawks to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014 and narrowly missed winning a second Super Bowl the next year, when his team fell to Tom Brady's New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. If the Cowboys think life gets easier as their quarterback gains experience, it's nearly like they've forgotten the oldest rule in the book.
The 30-year-0ld is coming off arguably the best individual campaign of his career that saw him post 35 touchdown passes along with a 110.9 passer rating while tying his career low with seven interceptions that earned him his sixth Pro Bowl selection. So, I'm really proud of him and excited for him no matter what.