Russell Wilson Becomes Highest Paid Player in NFL History. Seattle Seahawks quarterback & part time New York Yankee Russ Wilson signed a $140M extension with a $65 million signing bonus. 20% OFF Manscaped + Free Shipping + Free Gift with offer code SPORT20 at Subscribe: https:// There were rumors floating around that Russell Wilson did not want to play for the Seattle Seahawks and that he wanted to be traded to the New York Giants. Denver Broncos fans on social media were arguing about what would be fair trade compensation for the Super Bowl winning QB if he was in fact trying to leave Seattle. In the end he wasn’t and his NFL contract extension will keep in with the Seahawks through the 2023 football season.