Russell Wilson becomes the highest-paid player after new deal with Seahawks

Seahawks' Russell Wilson announces contract extension, becomes NFL's highest-paid player, according to reports

According to NFL Network and ESPN, the deal is the richest in NFL history, running four years at a price of $140 million, including a record $65 million signing bonus. The average annual value of $35 million allows Wilson to surpass Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the league. Rodgers had held that mantle since last August.

Now locked up through 2023, despite speculation he wanted to eventually join the Giants, Wilson will receive $107 million guaranteed and even has a no-trade clause, per NFL Network.

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