The Seattle Quarterback , who at 5′ 11″ was thought to be too small will be in his second Super Bowl in a row….
Well, here he is…AGAIN…..
He’s waiting to get a raise….(He’s in for $817,000 this season*)
A BIG RAISE…..
Russell Wilson is one win away from claiming a second Super Bowl ring with the Seattle Seahawks in his first three National Football League seasons. The undersized third-round draft pick is also a step from becoming the highest-paid quarterback in league history.
Wilson, 26, has been among the NFL’s most underpaid players for the past three seasons, making just more than $2 million total in base salary and signing bonuses while leading the Seahawks to a 42-13 record and three straight playoff appearances, including a second consecutive Super Bowl trip.
Fifty-two other quarterbacks made more money this season than Wilson, whose team-friendly rookie deal has allowed the Seahawks to pay for a deep roster that has them in position to become the first repeat NFL champions in 11 years. That payroll flexibility in Seattle is going to change, especially if Wilson and his teammates hoist the Lombardi Trophy again after beating Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Feb. 1.
“It puts him in that $120 million club, clearly,” Super Bowl-winning coach Brian Billick, now an analyst for the NFL Network, said during an interview in Phoenix. “People go, ‘Is one player worth that much?’ Nobody is worth that much. But in today’s market, that’s what you pay. That’s the going price. And it’s going north.”
Wilson can become the 11th quarterback in NFL history with multiple Super Bowl titles and the first with two in his first three seasons as a starter since Brady, who has three overall….
*...NFL Football Players receive a base salary of $570,000 after two years…..
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