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Russell Wilson gets creative in rewarding his o-line for the richest NFL contract ever

Russell Wilson is, for now, the richest player in NFL history.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback signed a 4-year contract worth a record $140 million. That deal includes a record $65 million signing bonus and a record $35 million annual average. On a per-game basis, Wilson will earn $2.1875 million each and every Sunday (or Thursday, or Monday) through the 2022 campaign.

No one earns $140 million on their own, especially not quarterbacks.

Wilson gifted each Seahawk offensive lineman $12,000 in Amazon stock, but equally valuable is the letter he accompanied with the gift, obtained by TMZ and posted here.


Okay, so the $12,000 in Amazon stock probably ranks above the letter, but it's a nice reminder for all quarterbacks who can't drop $150,000 on their linemen to show them they're no less appreciated -- in a way they can afford.