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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Source: Seahawks make Wilson top-paid in NFL The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson have reached agreement on a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus and makes the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL, a ...

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:12 AM   #1
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Wilson now top paid player in the NFL

Source: Seahawks make Wilson top-paid in NFL

The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson have reached agreement on a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus and makes the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday morning.

With the four years added to his contract, Wilson, 30, is contractually tied to the Seahawks through the 2023 season, the source said.

In addition to topping Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' contract as the richest ever with a new-money annual average of $35 million per season, Wilson's signing bonus also sets a record. Rodgers was first in both categories at $33.5 million and $57.5 million, respectively, on the extension he signed last summer.
If you've followed the trend where QBs become the top paid in the league, you'll see that none of them have made the playoffs after their deal. Brees in 2012, Flacco in 2014, Luck in 2016, and Rodgers in 2017 all come to mind.

Seattle ain't making the playoffs this year.
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Just wait until it's time to pay Patrick Mahomes in a few years.

Yikes.
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:26 AM   #3
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Just wait until it's time to pay Patrick Mahomes in a few years.

Yikes.
Mahomes has already been labeled the next GOAT, his pay day is going to be insanity.
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Russell is an above average QB. He's definitely not top paid player in the league QB. They overpaid, and it'll have significant repercussions. They would have had a better chance to win by finding a new QB. They should have let him walk.
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Russell is an above average QB. He's definitely not top paid player in the league QB. They overpaid, and it'll have significant repercussions. They would have had a better chance to win by finding a new QB. They should have let him walk.
Not quite.

How good is Wilson:

2nd all time QB Passer Rating

5th all time yards per attempt

12th all time completion %

10th all time TD%

4th all time Int %

19th leading active rusher (for any position)
Only QB in history to start off his career with two 100 passer ratings his first two seasons.

He has led the NFL with a 110.1 passer rating.

He has led the NFL with 34 TD passes,

He holds the NFL record for most TD passes in a 4th quarter.

He did hold the rookie TD record of 24 (with Peyton).

He has that rare three times more TD passes than INT's.

No QB in history has won more games in their first seven seasons.

Put what he has accomplished with wins/SB/stats combined and his first seven seasons on a par with anyone.

He never sat on a bench, he walked right in and took over.

No QB can match this in their first seven seasons,

Two SB

comp%...64.2



Above average my ass. I'd be hard pressed to not take him over any other QB if I were starting a team based on his age and accolades.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by shawnkytonk View Post
Not quite.

How good is Wilson:

2nd all time QB Passer Rating

5th all time yards per attempt

12th all time completion %

10th all time TD%

4th all time Int %

19th leading active rusher (for any position)
Only QB in history to start off his career with two 100 passer ratings his first two seasons.

He has led the NFL with a 110.1 passer rating.

He has led the NFL with 34 TD passes,

He holds the NFL record for most TD passes in a 4th quarter.

He did hold the rookie TD record of 24 (with Peyton).

He has that rare three times more TD passes than INT's.

No QB in history has won more games in their first seven seasons.

Put what he has accomplished with wins/SB/stats combined and his first seven seasons on a par with anyone.

He never sat on a bench, he walked right in and took over.

No QB can match this in their first seven seasons,

Two SB

comp%...64.2



Above average my ass. I'd be hard pressed to not take him over any other QB if I were starting a team based on his age and accolades.
He's above average, probably top 5-7 QB right now. He's not worth what they are paying him. I don't care how many different things you quote.
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Just wait until it's time to pay Patrick Mahomes in a few years.

Yikes.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:26 PM   #8
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Russell is an above average QB. He's definitely not top paid player in the league QB. They overpaid, and it'll have significant repercussions. They would have had a better chance to win by finding a new QB. They should have let him walk.
That "highest paid player" will only last until the next big name QB signs his contract. Doesn't mean anything.
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He's above average, probably top 5-7 QB right now. He's not worth what they are paying him. I don't care how many different things you quote.
Cool. You have an opinion. You're entitled to it even if you're wrong.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:00 PM   #10
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I like Wilson. Sometimes a guy means more to his team than just his stats, and Wilson's stats are beyond solid. I don't know if they overpaid or not, but Wilson is not a flash in the pan (obviously), he's a damn good QB.
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