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Russell Wilson

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Quarterback Age: 31 Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#75 overall), 2012 College: Wisconsin Agent(s): Mark Rodgers

Seahawks – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Russell Wilson signed a 4 year, $140M new money extension with the Seattle Seahawks on April 15, 2019 that included a $65M signing bonus, $107M of total guarantees, and an average annual salary of $35M. At the time of signing this deal was the highest average paid contract, most total guarantees, and biggest signing bonus in NFL history.

    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
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Restructure Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $5,000,000 $19,200,000 - $2,086,668 $26,286,668 $78,286,668 $35,000,000($35,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $78,286,668 2019 Cap Savings: $-52,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $73,286,668 2019 Cap Savings: $-47,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2019 Dead Cap: $26,286,668 2020 Dead Cap: $52,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2019 Dead Cap: $21,286,668 2020 Dead Cap: $52,000,000 2019 Cap Savings: $5,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $18,000,000 $13,000,000 - - $31,000,000 $70,000,000 $53,000,000($88,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $70,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-39,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $52,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-21,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $31,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $39,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $0 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2021 Dead Cap: $39,000,000 2020 Cap Savings: $18,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $19,000,000 $13,000,000 - - $32,000,000 $39,000,000 $19,000,000($107,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $39,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $39,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-7,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2021 Cap Savings: $19,000,000

    Potential Out: 2022, 3 yr, $107,000,000; $26,000,000 dead cap

    2022 Contract details by year 33 $19,000,000 $13,000,000 $5,000,000 - $37,000,000 $26,000,000 $24,000,000($131,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $26,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $11,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $24,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2022 Cap Savings: $24,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $21,000,000 $13,000,000 $5,000,000 - $39,000,000 $13,000,000 $26,000,000($157,000,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $26,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2023 Cap Savings: $26,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $26,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $13,000,000 2024 Dead Cap: $0 2023 Cap Savings: $26,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $70M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2019 salary)
    • Full No Trade Clause
    • $35M of signing bonus deferred to 2020
    • $18M 2020 salary fully guarantees 2/7/2020 (injury now)
    • $19M 2021 salary fully guarantees the 5th waiver day of 2021 (injury now)
    • $6M base escalator availabe in 2023 based on 2020, 2021, 2022 performance
    • 2022 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th day of the 2022 league year)
    • 2023 Roster Bonus: $5M (5th day of the 2023 league year)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

    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
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    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
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    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
    8 seasons $41,460,651 $61,619,400 - - $6,260,000 - $22,469 $109,362,520
    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 $19,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $24,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - $5,000,000 - - - - $26,000,000
    $118,460,651 $96,619,400 $10,000,000 - $6,260,000 - $22,469 $231,362,520
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $41,460,651 $61,619,400 - - $6,260,000 - - $109,362,520
  • Transactions

    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)
  • 2020 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
    2019 SEA 16 16 16 1124 1.000 516 341 66.1 4110 256.88 31 5 106.33 75 342 3 7 328.6
    2018 SEA 16 16 16 1068 1.000 427 280 65.6 3448 215.50 35 7 110.87 67 376 0 10 298.42
    2017 SEA 16 16 16 1063 0.995 553 339 61.3 3983 248.94 34 11 95.39 95 586 3 14 347.92
    2016 SEA 16 16 16 1008 0.948 546 353 64.7 4219 263.69 21 11 92.58 72 259 1 8 268.06
    2015 SEA 16 16 16 1053 0.972 483 329 68.1 4024 251.50 34 8 110.12 103 553 1 7 336.26
    2014 SEA 16 16 16 1054 0.997 452 285 63.1 3475 217.19 20 7 94.96 118 849 6 10 327.6
    2013 SEA 16 16 16 973 0.961 407 257 63.1 3357 209.81 26 9 101.15 96 539 1 10 270.18
    2012 SEA 16 16 16 979 0.964 393 252 64.1 3118 194.88 26 10 100.03 94 489 4 6 275.62
    Totals 128 128 128 8,322 - 3,777 2,436 64.5 29,734 232.30 227 68 - 720 3,993 19 72 2,452.66