Russell Wilson is now the highest paid NFL player. This happened after he re-signed a 4-year contract with the football team, Seattle Seahawks which he has been with since 2012.
The mouth-watering contract comes with a $140 million (about 50 billion naira) salary over the next four years with about $35 million per season and a $65 million signing bonus.
He became the highest paid player in NFL history beating colleague Aaron Rogers, who was formerly the highest-paid player in the NFL with his annual average of $33.5 million per season.
The 30-year-old Seattle icon piloted the Seahawks to a Super Bowl win in 2013.
Wilson also holds the record for most wins by an NFL quarterback through 7 seasons.
He has a daughter with Ciara whom he married in 2016.