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Seahawks, Russell Wilson Reportedly Come To Contract Agreement

Russell Wilson winding up to pass.

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter of the game at CenturyLink Field on December 17, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr /Getty Images)

This NFL offseason has gotten pretty quiet in recent weeks, yet one of the biggest contracts in the history of the league went down overnight. With time expiring on the clock for Russell Wilson to land an extension with the Seattle Seahawks, the front office finally stepped up with its best offer.

Wilson has become an elite quarterback in the NFL over the past few years. His ability to make plays on the run without turning over the football is key for Seattle.

Coming into last season, the majority of experts thought the Seahawks wouldn't even come close to making the playoffs. However, the dual-threat quarterback led his team to the postseason by putting up incredible numbers.

Last season, Wilson finished with 3,448 passing yards, 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions.

Despite rumors of Wilson wanting out of Seattle in the near future, the former third-round pick has reached an agreement to remain with the Seahawks.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Wilson will make $140 million over the next four years.

Wilson receives a $65 million signing bonus as part of this deal.

Although Wilson is now the highest-paid player in the NFL, it probably won't be too long until Patrick Mahomes breaks that benchmark.