And no doubt Ciara will find it just a little easier after beefcake quarterback Russell Wilson signed a mammoth $87 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday.The 29-year-old RnB star, who has sung such saucy hits as Goodies and Ride, shortly took to Twitter to praise handsome Russell, 26, on his bumper new deal.
Wilson has led the Seahawks to the playoffs in each of his three seasons in the NFL, including trips to the Super Bowl the past two seasons, winning once.
On the fifth day of the 2016 waiver period, Wilson’s $12.342 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed.
Wilson’s contract renewal process certainly dragged on for longer than some expected but now that everything has fallen into place the 26-year-old QB is happy to focus all his attentions on getting ready for the new season.
Whether it’s viewed as $21.9 million per year in new money or $17.8 million per year in total value, it’s a lot more than Wilson has made in three NFL seasons.
Wilson’s contract status was the biggest story in Seattle, and the more time passed without an agreement the more conjecture grew about his long-term status with the team.
Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, said a number of times during the offseason that the quarterback had financially planned to be playing for $1.5 million. Wilson will make just under what Aaron Rodgers is paid per year after inking a four year extension worth almost $90 million with the Seahawks. He added another 849 yards rushing and six scores, and saved some of his most memorable moments for the playoffs.
Wilson is coming off another strong season in which he completed 63.1 percent of his passes for 3,475 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
He also had the Seahawks on the cusp of a second straight title.
After starting 29 games for the Seahawks in his first two seasons, Wagner earned first-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl recognition in 2014, despite missing five games. Wilson got Seattle to the New England 1-yard line in the final seconds of the Super Bowl, only to be intercepted by Malcolm Butler, clinching the Patriots’ 28-24 victory.
U.S. District Judge Richard Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences on both days “with your principles (including, without limitation, Mr. Goodell and Mr. Brady)”. They wanted to get a deal done with their quarterback first before locking up their valuable linebacker.
Brady was suspended by NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game in January.