Russell Wilson Contract

Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League (NFL). He started his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks after being picked 12th in the third round (75th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Wilson is considered as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league and is one of only four quarterbacks with career passer rating over 100, having most wins by an NFL quarterback through nine seasons and the third quarterback to throw for 30 touchdowns in four consecutive seasons. He has won a Super Bowl in 2013 and eight Pro Bowls (2013-2015, 2017-2020). WIlson was drafted to the Denver Broncos in March, 2022.



Russell Wilson’s contract with the Denver Broncos


Russell Wilson had initially signed a 4 year, $140M new money extension with the Seattle Seahawks on April 15, 2019 that included a $65M signing bonus, $107M of total guarantees, and an average annual salary of $35M.


When Wilson was traded to the Broncos in 2022 they also inherited the salary structure as per the deal he had with the Seattle Seahawks.


YearContractSigning BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
2019 - 20214 yr(s)/ $140,000,000$65,000,000$35,000,000$70,000,000$107,000,000


Russell Wilson’s Contract Breakdown


TeamYearBase SalarySigning BonusRoster BonusCap HitDead CapYearly Cash
Seahawks2019$5,000,000$19,200,000-$26,286,668$78,286,668$35,000,000
Seahawks2020$18,000,000$13,000,000-$31,000,000$70,000,000$88,000,000
Seahawks2021$19,000,000$13,000,000-$32,000,000$58,000,000$107,000,000
Broncos2022$19,000,000 $5,000,000$24,000,000$5,000,000$24,000,000 ($131,000,000)
Broncos2023$22,000,000 $5,000,000$27,000,000-$27,000,000 ($158,000,000)


What are the terms of Russell Wilson’s contract?


Russell Wilson signed a 4 year, $140M new money extension with the Seattle Seahawks on April 15, 2019 that included a $65M signing bonus, $107M of total guarantees, and an average annual salary of $35M. At the time of signing this deal was the highest average paid contract, most total guarantees, and biggest signing bonus in NFL history.


Russell is also given $6 million as a base escalator, which will be based on his performance in the previous years. As per the terms of this contract, Russell will earn $250,000 per Pro Bowl, $500,00 per Super Bowl MVP, $500,000 for Offensive Player of the Year, and $250,000 each for a completion rate of 66%, 4,000 passing yards, and 36 touchdown passes. The deal includes a full no-trade clause as well.

These terms were inherited in the contract when the Denver Broncos signed Russell Wilson. Additionally Wilson agreed to an extension till 2023 with an average annual earning of $27 million over the original contract value.


Russell Wilson’s Contract History


YearContractSigning BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
2012 - 20154 yr(s) / $2,996,702$619,400$749,176-$2,996,774
2015 - 20194 yr(s) / $87,600,000$31,000,000$21,900,000$31,700,000$61,542,000


What is Russell Wilson’s highest contract?


Russell’s 4-year contract extension with the Seahawks in 2019 is worth $140 million and is among the most expensive deals signed by a quarterback in the NFL.


How long is Russell Wilson’s contract?


Russell’s contract deal with the Denver Broncos is currently two-years long. It is going to get over in 2023.


What is Russell Wilson’s salary?


Russell Wilson’s current average annual salary is around $35 million. In 2022, Wilson is set to earn at least $24 million in salaries.


What is Russell Wilson’s net worth?


Russell Wilson has a net worth of approximately $165 million.



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