Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension

By SI Wire
July 31, 2015

The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension, reports The MMQB’s Peter King.

According to King, Wilson will receive $60 million in guaranteed money, which includes a $31 million signing bonus. He is still due $1.5 million in base salary this year, the final season of his four-year rookie contract.

Wilson and the Seahawks had been negotiating a deal since the season ended. Wilson reportedly said he would end contract talks if a deal was not done by the team training camp started. The Seahawks reported to training camp on Friday morning.

Wilson, 26, has won more than any other quarterback in the NFL in the past three seasons. With Wilson under center, the team has won 36 regular-season games, made three playoff appearances and won one Super Bowl title.

Wilson will be the seventh player to receive more than $20 million per season, led by Green Bay Packers quarterback and NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who will make $22 million a year.

Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million), Cam Newton ($20.76 million), Matt Ryan $20.75 million, Joe Flacco ($20.1 million) and Drew Brees ($20 million) are the other highest-paid players in the NFL.

- Scooby Axson

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