Russell Wilson signed the richest contract in NFL history. But is it the best contract in NFL History? Maybe not.
An argument could be made that the contract signed last year by Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is better than Wilson’s new deal.
(Let me know when you stop laughing.)
Wilson’s deal commits him to the Seahawks through 2023, at an average payout of $31.4 million per year. Of the $157 million payout, 68 percent is guaranteed for injury and 44.5 percent is fully guaranteed at signing.
Cousins’ contract covers only three years, with an average of $28 million per year. The full amount — all $84 million — is fully guaranteed at signing.