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Wilson agrees to $140 million extension, now NFL's top-paid

Wilson agrees to $140 million extension, now NFL's top-paid

Russell Wilson is now the highest-paid player in the National Football League after agreeing to a four-year, $140 million extension with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson's previous $87.6 million, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season. Schefter's sources also say that the deal contains a no-trade clause.

The new deal makes Wilson a higher paid QB than Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers (who gets around $33.5 million per year and was given a $57.5 million signing bonus).

Russell Wilson could be on his way out, but that's only if there's a team insane enough to pay an incredibly high price for the former Super Bowl champ. He reached the playoffs in six out of his first seven campaigns including bringing the first championship to the organization by winning one of out two trips to the Super Bowl.

Last season, Wilson surpassed his previous career bests with 35 touchdown passes and a 110.9 passer rating. There had been some building chatter about his potential departure from the franchise if a new deal wasn't met, but this officially dismisses that possibility altogether.

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"He is incredible. He inspires me in so many ways", she said of her husband.

The length of the extension goes beyond the expiration of Carroll's current contract, and will come after a new collective bargaining agreement with the players union. To buy themselves some time, the Eagles can exercise a fifth-year team option on Wentz for 2020, which is expected to cost somewhere in the range of $25 million.

Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, is coming off arguably his best season. However, the cap will rise each of the next three years of the deal. The Seahawks have also been getting him at a bargain from pretty much day one. Your dedication, consistency & commitment to the game never wavers. 4, 23 and 27) to do what Schneider does worst: Draft in the first round. This helps solidify that. There are few players who I'd want to see become the highest paid player in the league more than Wilson. So, I'm really proud of him and excited for him no matter what.