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Russell Wilson Thanks God for Ciara & Kids as He Signs $140M NFL Deal

Russell Wilson is now officially the NFL’s highest-paid player, having signed a four-year, $140M contract with the Seattle Seahawks yesterday (April 17) with his family by his side.

Wilson took to Instagram to share the moment with fans, first thanking his agent for securing the bag and, more important, being a father figure in the quarterback’s life after his own father passed away.

The football star then shared photos of wife, Ciara, and kids Future Jr., 4, and Sienna, 1, by his side as he signed the paperwork, making the monster money move legit.

“My joy. My life. My everything. I thank God everyday for you 3! Love you all! @Ciara#SigningDay@Seahawks,” Wilson shared on Instagram. Check out the photos below.

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Family! #SigningDay @Seahawks

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Prior to this deal, Wilson signed a four-year, $87.5 million contract in 2015 that was set to expire by the end of this year. He was scheduled to make $17 million for the remainder of 2019.

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