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Seahawks quaterback Russell Wilson pens $207m deal to become NFL's highest player

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL.

Wilson posted a video on social media saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after agreeing to a US$140 million (NZ $207m), four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers told The Associated Press.

Wilson's new deal runs through the 2023 season and includes a $65 million (NZ $96m) signing bonus, a no-trade clause and $107 million (NZ $158m) in guaranteed money.

Wilson's per year average of US$35 million (NZ $51m) tops Aaron Rodgers' average annual salary of $33.5 million (NZ $49.57m) as part of the $134 million (NZ $198m) extension he signed last year with the Green Bay Packers.

Wilson's current $87.6 million (NZ $128), four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season.

Seattle Seahawks quaterback Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quaterback Russell Wilson Source: Associated Press


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