Russell Wilson is getting to the money with his latest contract as a long-term quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
According to Forbes, the team signed the Super Bowl champion to a contract extension that marks the second-largest contract in NFL history.
The NLF Superstar's New Contract
The outlet details that Wilson has signed a five-year, $245 million contract extension with $165 million guaranteed.
Under the extension, two years have been added to Wilson’s deal and $51 million still remaining on his contract. Additionally, he is set to play for the Denver Broncos up until 2028.
Seahawks To Broncos
The NFL announcement comes after Wilson made history as the highest-paid player in the league in 2019, the outlet reports. The top ranking came with the four-year, $140 million extension that he inked with his former team, the Seattle Seahawks — which is reportedly worth 40 percent less than the Broncos extension on an annual basis.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Wilson is one of the wealthiest Black athletes in the world.
In “one of the most significant trades in NFL history,” Wilson was traded from the Seahawks to the Broncos in March. The acquisition was in exchange for multiple first-round draft picks and players. The blockbuster trade came as a shock to many Seahawks fans, but the turn of events appears to be working in Wilson’s favor.
“There was never any doubt that the Broncos were committed to Wilson for the long-term when they traded three players, two first-round picks and two second-round picks to Seattle to acquire him,” NBC Sports wrote. “But now Wilson has put pen to paper and made his commitment official as well.”
The Future Of Russell Wilson
The 33-year-old has been outspoken about wanting to play into his 40s. Therefore, time will tell if another contract will follow this historic one.