Right at the Monday night deadline that Russell Wilson set, he reportedly came to a contract agreement with the Seatle Seahawks, making him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.
That fleeting moment where 49ers fans thought Wilson could be traded out of the division was just that. The team will face him for at least five more seasons, as there's reportedly a no-trade clause included in the contract.
Wilson announced the agreement on his social media account, with a video simply stating the deal had been reached.
SEATTLE. Let’s get it. @Seahawks #GoHawks pic.twitter.com/xeWnEnUzmR— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 16, 2019
Shortly after Wilson dropped the video, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the details of the four-year, $140 million agreement that includes a $65 million signing bonus.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks reached agreement on a 4-year, $140 million in new money extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus, per source. https://t.co/SgsxgNIqli— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 16, 2019
Wilson will be under contract through the 2023 season, making an average of $35 million per year. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ four-year contract now becomes the second highest at $33.5 million per year.
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The 49ers have appeared to improve their pass rush with the addition of Dee Ford. Adding another strong edge rusher with the second overall pick in next week's NFL draft will remain a priority, as the team will face quarterbacks such as Wilson for a long time to come.