Russell Wilson said he wanted to get his contract situation sorted out ASAP. The Seattle Seahawks did just that. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback signed a four-year, $140 million deal with $107 million guaranteed and a $65 million signing bonus to boot. Wilson had set a deadline at midnight of April 15, when he wanted to either receive a contract extension from Seattle or test the waters somewhere else. Pro Sports Extra initially reported that the New York Giants could have been a potential landing spot. The end to this offseason hiccup will let out a sigh of relief for Seattle as they retain the face of their franchise, their star QB and a proven winner.
Wilson has proven that he can flat out ball despite being undersized. A talented athlete on the baseball diamond as well, Wilson utilizes his big arm and fast feet to give defenses more and more to worry about week in and week out. In 2013, the young gunslinger led the Seattle Seahawks and the Legion of Boom secondary to a 43-8 trouncing of the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos to win the first Super Bowl in franchise history. In 2018, Wilson posted a career-best 35 passing touchdowns before losing in the wild-card round of the playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys. Wilson will look to build upon his massive deal and continue to show the league that in today’s NFL there is no such thing as a prototypical quarterback.