*Russell Wilson, the husband of singer Ciara is a very happy man today. Or should we say, Ciara, the wife of quarterback Russell Wilson is a very happy woman today. OK, they’re BOTH happy today.
Of course you’re wondering why they couple is happy today, right? Well, it’s because Mr. Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks reportedly agreed to a four-year, $140 million extension Tuesday morning. The deal will reportedly make Wilson the highest paid player in the National Football League.
Wilson, who’s been the Seahawks’ quarterback since 2012, made the announcement on Instagram — in a video showing him laying alongside his wife, Ciara, and wearing his gold chains — that a deal between the two sides had been reached.
Wilson, who has one Super Bowl ring, signed a deal that runs through through the 2023 season and includes a $65 million signing bonus, a no-trade clause and $107 million in guaranteed money.
We can only wonder what Ciara’s baby daddy, rapper Future, is thinking about this. After all, he’s always (jealously, we believe) calling Wilson a “square” and says he’s “soft,” etc. Who’s a square now, Future?
In any event, Wilson will earn $35 million per year, which exceeds Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who makes $33.5 after agreeing to a $134 million extension last year.
“Russell’s goal and his hope was that he would continue his career with the Seahawks and continue to bring championships to this town,” Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers told the AP. “He believes there is still unfinished business and he is looking forward to pursuing that without having to worry about contracts and his future.”
Wilson threw 35 touchdown passes and had seven interceptions last season, leading the Seahawks to an NFC Wildcard game against the Dallas Cowboys where they eventually lost. It was a career-high in touchdown passes for Wilson a year after he led the league in the same category.
Here’s a remarkable stat: Wilson has never missed a game since taking the reins in 2012 and Seattle has had a winning record in each season since.