Russell Wilson is now the highest paid player in the NFL

For a guy who was essentially a game manager a few years back (when the Hawks won the Super Bowl ), the money seems a bit excessive.

Then again, it’s hard to come across a franchise quarterback nowadays, and Russ has really put the team on his back ever since Marshawn Lynch left Seattle. This is a bargain when you compare Wilson’s contract to the likes of Kirk Cousins or Matt Stafford.

You can argue both ways on this one, but it’s the smart move for Seattle, who would’ve been scrambling for a quarterback if they couldn’t get an extension done.