Earlier this month, Wilson set a deadline of midnight Monday for the sides to reach a long-term contract. Roethlisberger, with his contract expiring after next season, could get a short-term deal worth far more than the $21.85 million per year he's making right now. Instead of calling his bluff, the Seahawks gave him what he asked for.
Russell Wilson and Ciara have millions of reasons to celebrate. It's just that Frank Clark is looking out there at the DeMarcus Lawrence deal and saying well if DeMarcus got about $21 million a year, I want to get over that.
Wilson said, "Imma see y'all in the morning". According to Adam Schefter, he got $140 million over four years, and a $65 million signing bonus.
See more on Wilson and Ciara below. They have two first-round picks this year thanks to the OBJ deal and should have no problem throwing in one more for one of the three NFC quarterbacks who won a Super Bowl in the past eight years.
Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who posted career-highs in passing touchdowns (35) and passer-rating (110.9) in 2018. No other quarterback tops $30 million per year, which is probably the baseline for any deal Goff signs.
Despite the uncertainty over his contract negotiations, Wilson was present for the start of the team's voluntary offseason program on Monday as his agent and the Seahawks continued to meet. "I've always wanted to be". Wilson has led the Seahawks to the playoffs in six of his seven seasons, the only miss coming in 2017 when Seattle finished 9-7. Though he's played through various injuries in his career, he's never missed a start since his rookie year, and he's played at a superlative level despite disgusting offensive line play through most of his career, and some highly limited passing concepts. Your dedication, consistency & commitment to the game never wavers.
Following the news, Ciara took to Instagram to share a pic of Wilson in action on the field, along with a sweet caption. So, I'm really proud of him and excited for him no matter what.