Ciara's Hubby Russell Wilson Becomes Highest-Paid NFL Player in History

Russell Wilson Celebrates Seahawks Extension By Posting Video of Himself in Bed With Ciara

Russell Wilson Celebrates Seahawks Extension By Posting Video of Himself in Bed With Ciara

He has the highest signing bonus ($65 million) and guaranteed money ($107 million) in league history.

About 45 minutes after the deadline he imposed on the Seattle Seahawks to finalize his contract extension, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson posted a humorous, rather "sleepy" celebration video along with his singer wife Ciara from bed. Previously, Aaron Rodgers had the highest annual salary at $33.5 million, followed by Matt Ryan ($30 million). Wilson and the Seahawks fell to the New England Patriots the next year in Super Bowl XLIX. The deal reportedly was completed just before midnight Monday, after which a sleepy-eyed Wilson tweeted a video about it as he lay in bed with Ciara (suitable for work).

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Wilson's pay raise is significant.

U.S. sports talk presenter Clay Travis noted the way Wilson delivered the news to his fans and likening it to some basketball showboating, tweeting: "Gotta say, Russell Wilson getting a $140 million contract and announcing it from bed with Ciara laying beside him feels like dunking and hanging on the rim". Wilson was the second-highest paid player in football behind Rodgers when his deal was signed in 2015, but had fallen to the 12th highest-paid QB in the league, according to Overthecap.com.

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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. The window that first opened when Wilson arrived could be open again after Seattle went 10-6 and reached the playoffs last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.

Russell can sleep easy knowing that he's getting paid.

Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowler, was present for the first day of Seahawks voluntary workout program while his agent and team executives worked out a deal.

Last season, Wilson surpassed his previous career bests with 35 touchdown passes and a 110.9 passer rating. He's also been extremely durable, never missing a game while playing through significant knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.

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