Russell Wilson

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Broncos, QB Age: 34-68d Exp: 11 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#75 overall), 2012 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): Mark Rodgers
Financially Assessing the Russell Wilson Disaster
Russell Wilson’s splashdown in Denver went about as poorly as possible, forcing many to ask the question - what now? There's only one correct answer, but we'll break down all of the possibilities anyway. READ ON

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  • Current Contract

    Russell Wilson signed a 5 year, $242,588,236 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $50,000,000 signing bonus, $161,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $48,517,647. In 2023, Wilson will earn a base salary of $8,000,000 and a signing bonus of $20,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22,000,000 and a dead cap value of $107,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $242,588,236
    Signing Bonus $50,000,000
    Average Salary $48,517,647
    Total Guarantees $161,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $124,000,000
    Free Agent: 2029 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $2,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 - $17,000,000 $124,000,000 $57,000,000($57,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $124,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-107,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $97,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-80,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $42,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $82,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-25,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $15,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $82,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $2,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 35 $8,000,000 $10,000,000 - $4,000,000 $22,000,000 $107,000,000 $28,000,000($85,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $107,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-85,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $82,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-60,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $39,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $68,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $-17,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $14,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $68,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $8,000,000
    2024 Contract details by year 36 $17,000,000 $10,000,000 - $8,400,000 $35,400,000 $85,000,000 $39,000,000($124,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $85,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-49,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $68,000,000 2024 Cap Savings: $-32,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $35,400,000 2025 Dead Cap: $49,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2025 Dead Cap: $49,600,000 2024 Cap Savings: $17,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 37 $37,000,000 $10,000,000 - $8,400,000 $55,400,000 $49,600,000 $37,000,000($161,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $49,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $5,800,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $49,600,000 2025 Cap Savings: $5,800,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2026 Dead Cap: $31,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $37,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2026 Dead Cap: $31,200,000 2025 Cap Savings: $37,000,000

    Potential Out: 2026, 4 yr, $161,000,000; $31,200,000 dead cap

    2026 Contract details by year 38 $40,000,000 $10,000,000 - $8,400,000 $58,400,000 $31,200,000 $40,000,000($201,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $31,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $27,200,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $31,200,000 2026 Cap Savings: $27,200,000 Post-6/1 Release 2026 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2027 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2026 Cap Savings: $40,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2026 Dead Cap: $18,400,000 2027 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2026 Cap Savings: $40,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year 39 $44,000,000 - $1,000,000 $8,400,000 $53,400,000 $12,800,000 $45,000,000($246,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2027 Cap Savings: $40,600,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $12,800,000 2027 Cap Savings: $40,600,000 Post-6/1 Release 2027 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2027 Cap Savings: $45,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2027 Dead Cap: $8,400,000 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2027 Cap Savings: $45,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year 40 $50,000,000 - - $4,400,000 $54,400,000 $4,400,000 $50,000,000($296,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2028 Cap Savings: $50,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2028 Cap Savings: $50,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $50,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2028 Dead Cap: $4,400,000 2029 Dead Cap: $0 2028 Cap Savings: $50,000,000
    2029 Free Agent Year 41 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $124M fully guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2022 salary/roster bonus + 2023 salary/option bonus + 2024 salary/option bonus)
    • $37M 2025 salary fully guarantees the 5th league day of 2024
    • $4M of 2026 salary guaranteed for injury only
    • 2023 Option Bonus: $20M (guaranteed)
    • 2024 Option Bonus: $22M (guaranteed)
    • 2027 Roster Bonus: $1M (5th league day of 2027)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Dead Cap Hit Yearly Cash
    2022 Player contract details by year - $26,000,000 - $26,000,000 -($0)

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2023

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $140,000,000
    Signing Bonus $65,000,000
    Average Salary $35,000,000
    Total Guarantees $107,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $70,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2015-2019

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $87,600,000
    Signing Bonus $31,000,000
    Average Salary $21,900,000
    Total Guarantees $61,542,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $31,700,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,996,702
    Signing Bonus $619,400
    Average Salary $749,176
    Total Guarantees $2,996,774
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $619,400 - - - - - $1,009,400
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $526,217 - - - - - - $526,217
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $662,434 - - - - - - $662,434
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $700,000 $31,000,000 - - - - $22,469 $31,722,469
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $12,342,000 - - - - - - $12,342,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $6,340,000 - - - $6,260,000 - - $12,600,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,500,000 - - - - - - $15,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $30,000,000 - - - - - $35,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $35,000,000 - - - - - $53,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $19,000,000 - - - - - - $19,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $50,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $57,000,000
    11 seasons $80,460,651 $146,619,400 $5,000,000 - $6,260,000 - $22,469 $238,362,520
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - - - $20,000,000 - $28,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - - - $22,000,000 - $39,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $37,000,000 - - - - - - $37,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $40,000,000 - - - - - - $40,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $44,000,000 - $1,000,000 - - - - $45,000,000
    2028 Player Cash Earnings $50,000,000 - - - - - - $50,000,000
    $276,460,651 $146,619,400 $6,000,000 - $6,260,000 $42,000,000 $22,469 $477,362,520
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    10 seasons Player Cash Earnings $78,460,651 $96,619,400 - - $6,260,000 - $22,469 $181,362,520
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $50,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $57,000,000
  • Transactions

    Sep 1 2022Signed a 5 year $242.5 million contract extension with Denver (DEN)
    Mar 16 2022Traded to Denver (DEN) from Seattle (SEA) with 2022 4th round pick (#116 Eyioma Uwazurike) for Drew Lock, 2023 1st round pick, 2023 2nd round pick, Noah Fant, Shelby Harris, 2022 1st round pick (#9 Charles Cross), 2022 2nd round pick (#40 Boye Mafe) and 2022 5th round pick (#145 - traded)
    Apr 16 2019Signed a 4 year $140 million contract extension with Seattle (SEA)
    Oct 31 2017Converted $6.26M of his 2017 salary into bonus, clearing $4.17M in cap space with Seattle (SEA)
    Jul 31 2015Signed a 4 year $87.6 million extension with Seattle (SEA)
    May 7 2012Signed a 4 year $2.99 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Apr 27 2012Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 3 (#75 overall)
  • 2023 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Pass Att Pass Cmp Pass Cmp% Pass Yds Pass Yds/Gm Pass TD Pass INT Pass Rating Rush Att Rush Yds Rush TD Fum Prod Pts
    2022 DEN 15 15 13 896 83.7 483 292 60.5 3524 234.93 16 11 84.42 55 277 3 6 224.76
    2021 SEA 14 14 14 788 79.5 400 259 64.8 3113 222.36 25 6 103.05 43 183 2 6 242.82
    2020 SEA 16 16 15 1047 98.3 558 384 68.8 4212 263.25 40 13 105.07 83 513 2 7 359.78
    2019 SEA 16 16 16 1124 107.0 516 341 66.1 4110 256.88 31 5 106.33 75 342 3 7 328.6
    2018 SEA 16 16 16 1068 100.0 427 280 65.6 3448 215.50 35 7 110.87 67 376 0 10 298.42
    2017 SEA 16 16 16 1063 99.5 553 339 61.3 3983 248.94 34 11 95.39 95 586 3 14 347.92
    2016 SEA 16 16 16 1008 94.8 546 353 64.7 4219 263.69 21 11 92.58 72 259 1 8 268.06
    2015 SEA 16 16 16 1053 97.2 483 329 68.1 4024 251.50 34 8 110.12 103 553 1 7 336.26
    2014 SEA 16 16 16 1054 99.7 452 285 63.1 3475 217.19 20 7 94.96 118 849 6 10 327.6
    2013 SEA 16 16 16 973 96.1 407 257 63.1 3357 209.81 26 9 101.15 96 539 1 10 270.18
    2012 SEA 16 16 16 979 96.4 393 252 64.1 3118 194.88 26 10 100.03 94 489 4 6 275.62
    Totals 173 173 170 11,053 - 5,218 3,371 64.6 40,583 234.58 308 98 - 901 4,966 26 91 3,280.02