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Russell Wilson Contract

Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback who was picked 12th in the third round (75th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL). He is considered the best dual-threat 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).


Russell Wilson


Russell Wilson’s contract with the Seattle Seahawks


YearContract Signing BonusAverage SalaryGTD at SignTotal GTD
2019 - 2021 4 yr(s)/ $140,000,000$65,000,000$35,000,000$70,000,000$107,000,000


Russell Wilson’s Contract Breakdown


YearBase SalarySigning BonusRoster Bonus RestructureCap HitDead CapYearly Cash
2019$5,000,000$19,200,000-$2,086,668$26,286,668$78,286,668$35,000,000
2020$18,000,000$13,000,000--$31,000,000$70,000,000$88,000,000
2021$19,000,000$13,000,000--$32,000,000$58,000,000$107,000,000


What are the terms of Russell Wilson’s contract?


Wilson’s latest $140 million 4-year contract extension comes with a $35 million signing bonus that was deferred to 2020. It guarantees him a whopping $70 million at signing, which includes the signing bonus and 2019 salary. Also included in the deal is a $5 million roster bonus for 2022 and 2023 each, to be paid on the 5th day of the respective league year. He has a guaranteed salary of $18 million in 2020, followed by $19 million in 2021. 


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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.


Russell Wilson 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 extension with the Seahawks is four years long. He signed the deal in 2019 and it will reach its end in the 2021 season.


What is Russell Wilson’s salary?


Russell was the 6th highest paid player in the NFL in 2019, earning $35 million annually.


What is Russell Wilson’s net worth?


Russell Wilson has a net worth of $42 million.


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