The Seattle Seahawks and star quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed on a new contract that will keep the team’s signal-caller in town for at least four more years. Wilson took to Twitter this morning to announce the agreement.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 31, 2015
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported that Wilson will make $87.6 million over the course of the contract.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have agreed to a 4-year, $87.6-million extension, per source.
— Peter King (@peter_king) July 31, 2015
The deal, of which $60 million is guaranteed, makes Wilson the second-highest paid player at his position, behind only Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers. He has certainly earned it, as Seattle has become a perennial playoff and championship contender in his time under center. Since being drafted out of Wisconsin in 2012, the 26-year-old Wilson has thrown for 9,950 yards and 72 touchdowns while completing 63.4 percent of his passes and has also accumulated 1,877 rush yards for 11 scores. He has made two Pro Bowls and led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl each of the past two seasons, defeating Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Long story short, Seahawks fans can now breathe a sigh of relief as the team won’t have to worry about a talent as unique as Wilson’s bolting for another team any time soon.
Seattle opens the 2015 season on the road against Jeff Fisher’s St. Louis Rams on September 13.
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