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SportRussell Wilson tweets he has new deal with Seattle Seahawks

11:45  16 april  2019
11:45  16 april  2019 Source:   seahawkswire.usatoday.com

Russell Wilson gives Seahawks deadline for new contract, per report

Russell Wilson gives Seahawks deadline for new contract, per report Russell Wilson wants a new contract, though it's not clear exactly what he'll do in order to have the matter settled by the end of next week.

Well, Seahawks fans, the wait is finally over. The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have come to an agreement on a contract extension. “ SEATTLE . Let’s get it,” Wilson tweeted early Tuesday morning.

Russell Wilson has informed the Seattle Seahawks that he wants a new deal done by April 15, the day Seattle starts offseason workouts. As first reported by the Seattle Times‘ Bob Condotta, superstar quarterback Russell Wilson has set a deadline for the team to offer him a satisfactory new .

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Well Seahawks fans, the wait is finally over.

The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have come to an agreement on a contract extension.

"SEATTLE. Let's get it," Wilson tweeted early Tuesday morning.

Without disclosing the terms, Wilson shared the news in the form of a video with wife, Ciara.

"Hey Seattle, we got a deal," Wilson said in the video. "Go Hawks, but I'm gonna see y'all in the morning. Time for y'all to go to bed."

Wilson's post came less than an hour after his self-imposed deadline of midnight, which came and went without word from either side as to whether or not a contract extension had been reached.

Does Russell Wilson want to stay with the Seahawks?

Does Russell Wilson want to stay with the Seahawks? When asked last month by Jimmy Fallon about a rumor that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could end up with the Giants, Wilson said, “I’m not sure if the Seahawks are gonna let me get away.” 

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the NFL. The 30-year-old Wilson had set a midnight deadline for a new deal with Seattle . He wanted certainty about his contract before the start of the team’s offseason workout program, which began on Monday.

The new contract keeps Wilson with the Seahawks through the 2023 season and makes him the As clock strikes midnight, Russell Wilson strikes deal to become highest-paid player in NFL history. Regardless of whether he had a new contract, it had been expected all along that Wilson would fulfill

In classic Wilson form, he was the first to break the news.

Specifics of the new deal likely won't be available until the morning, but for now, Seahawks fans can rest easy knowing Seattle locked up their favorite quarterback for years to come.

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) New Seattle wide receiver Gary Jennings already has a connection with the quarterback he's about to start catching passes from. He was once coached on a YMCA youth basketball team by Russell Wilson back in Richmond, Virginia. ''I don't know if it was that competitive. We couldn't even press, I don't think,'' Jennings said. ''It was cool because he was a star player at the school, and he had a chance to be able to coach.'' Jennings was the first of Seattle's picks on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday. He was selected No.

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