What is Russell Wilson's Net Worth?



Russel Wilson of Seattle Seahawks - @ Redskins - Year 2014

Name: Russell Wilson

Born: November 29th, 1988

Company: Seattle Seahawks

Position: Quarterback


Russell Wilson currently has a net worth of an estimated:

$50,000,000




Information:

Russell Wilson was never supposed to be a starting Quarterback in the National Football League.

Sure, he's talented, they said, but he's too short. Russell Wilson, some scouts said, may have been the #1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft if only he'd been 6 inches taller.

In the end, Russell Wilson ended up getting taken in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft (#75 overall) by the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks, who have built a powerhouse by adding players that nobody else seems to want, were drawn by Wilson's accuracy, poise and work ethic. Wilson would sign a four year, $2.99 million deal with the Seahawks, which would turn out to be one of the greatest bargains in the history of the NFL.

Wilson spent four years in college, three at NC State and one at Wisconsin, where he would lead the Badgers to the Rose Bowl. Wilson would finish his last year of college with an outlandish QB rating of 191.8 (33 TDs, 4 Ints) and a completion rate of 72.8%.

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When Wilson was drafted by the Seahawks in 2012, nobody thought that he would be a starting QB, especially not right out of the gate. After all, the Seattle Seahawks had signed Matt Flynn to a big free agent contract and there was every indication that Flynn would be the starting QB.

In the end, however, Wilson won over Pete Carroll and the rest of the Seahawks' coaching staff and was named the opening day starter. Despite some early season struggles, the Seahawks elected to stay the course with Wilson and were eventually rewarded with a playoff berth. Wilson would be named the 2012 Rookie of the Year.

Wilson continued to progress as a QB in the 2013 regular season, leading his team to the NFC West division title. The Seahawks would go all the way in 2013, eventually beating the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl.

Despite a rocky start in 2014, the Seahawks eventually brought everyone together and started once again dominating games as they had the year before. The fairy tale ending (at least for Seahawks fans) was not meant to be in 2014, however, as the team would end up losing to the New England Patriots in stunning fashion.

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Despite not making very much (relatively speaking, of course) from his rookie contract, Russell Wilson and his team have seen a flood of endorsement dollars pour in. Russell Wilson, much like Andrew Luck, is considered to be a "blue chip" spokesman, which has, in turn, attracted endorsement deals from the likes of Nike, Pepsi, Microsoft, American Family Insurance and Bose.

After months of rocky negotiations, Russell Wilson inked a new 4-year, $87.6 million deal with the Seahawks in July of 2015. The deal includes a $31 million signing bonus, an average salary of $21.9 million and guaranteed money of over $61 million. This deal puts Wilson in amongst the elite QBs in the NFL (at least for now) and raises his net worth significantly.

Given Wilson's relatively young age, he should be in line for at least two lucrative contract extensions before his career draws to a close. Despite being small in stature, Wilson has proven to be very elusive and has remained relatively injury-free over the course of his three year career as a starting NFL quarterback.

If Wilson can remain healthy, he stands to make an absolute fortune over the course of his NFL career from both player contracts and endorsement deals.

April 23rd, 2019 Update


Russell Wilson recently signed an extension with the Seattle Seahawks that temporarily made him the highest paid player in the NFL.

Wilson and the Seahawks agreed to a 4-year, $140 million extension that included $107 million in guarantees. As part of the contract, Wilson will be receiving a $65 million signing bonus.

The $65 million signing bonus is the highest ever in the history of the NFL, and the $35 million per year that Wilson will be averaging over the life of the four-year deal is also the highest average compensation in the history of the league.

Wilson had a very strong bargaining position heading into the most recent negotiations with the Seahawks. Wilson is widely regarded as one of the top QBs in the league, and he still likely has 10 years of high level play in front of him.

If the Hawks and Wilson hadn't been able to come to a long-term deal, the Seahawks would have tagged Wilson after the last year of his contract ran out, and this would have gotten expensive quickly, especially if they tagged him for three straight years. It was in everybody's interests to sign a long-term deal, as Wilson is the face of the franchise and one of the most valuable players in the league.

The final year of Wilson's contract (2019) was restructured to give him $5 million in base salary and $19.2 million in a signing bonus.

In total, Wilson will receive $157 million in total compensation from 2019-2023 before becoming a free agent for the 2024 season. Wilson will be just 35 years of age when his new contract expires, so he will be in line for at least one more monster deal.

After earning $15.5 million in 2018, Russell Wilson has earned $74.36 million during his time with the Seahawks. Wilson was a third round draft pick in 2012, which made his compensation very low during his first years in the league.


Photo: Keith Allison

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Notes:

Russell Wilson is worth 647 times more than the median US household

If Russell Wilson sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 0 days.



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