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WON'T HE DO IT! Russell Wilson Is Now The Highest Paid NFL Baller In The League

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Russell Wilson gave the Seattle Seahawks an ultimatum and it worked in his favor. Deets on how he became the highest paid NFL player in the league inside...

After demanding a new contract and putting a deadline on when the deal needed to be done, Russell Wilson's bank account just got HELLA fat!

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback told the organization they had until April 15th to get their ish together and offer him a new contract.  And the pressure worked. He just inked a four-year, $140 million extension, which includes a $65 million signing bonus. Yassss. The deal came through right before the clock struck midnight.

You'll recall, Russell gave the Seahawks an April 15th deadline (which is the start of their offseason program) to wrap up negotiations on the new contract.

The mega deal just pushed the 30-year-old Super Bowl winning quarterback (the only one in Seahawks history) to the top of the list of highest-paid players in the NFL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Yep, he's making more than NFL quarterback vet Aaron Rodgers. Nice!



The deal also includes a no-trade clause. The five-time Pro Bowler will be tied to the Seahawks until 2023. Russell's new signing bonus also broke a new record. Pure definition of "leveling up."



Right after the deal was made, Russell hopped on Twitter to announce the new deal that was made.

While laying in bed with his wife Ciara, he said, "Hey Seattle, we got a deal. Go Hawks. But I'ma see y'all in the morning. Time for y'all to go to bed." Ha.



The "Greatest Love" singer also posted a congratulatory message to her hubby on IG:



Well, Russell IS one of the best quarterbacks in the league right now, and arguably the face of the NFL both on and off the field, so they should cough up his coin.

Before he re-signed with the Seahawks, it was date night for the Wilsons in Mexico, including kiddies Future Wilburn and Sienna Wilson:




Love them.




(Who wants to put 5 on it Future is somewhere fighting the air?)

Photo: Getty

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