It looks like Russell Wilson is already making good use of his 4-year $140 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks.
According to TMZ, recently Russell thanked his team’s offensive line for all of their hard work by gifting them $12,000 in Amazon stock each. Meaning he spent a total of $156,000 on his 13 linemen.
In a letter to his teammates, he said, “Every Sunday we go to battle together. You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in turn allows me to provide and care for my family. This does not go unnoticed and it is never forgotten.”
He continued, “When I sat down to think of ways to honor your dedication a dozen different ideas came to mind. Some were flashy, some were cool, but I wanted to give you something that had a lasting impact. Something that would affect the lives of you, your family, and your children. You have invested in my life … this is my investment into yours.”
As we previously reported, Russell has reportedly become the highest paid player in the NFL after reaching a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks. He first broke the news with his wife Ciara on Instagram as they expressed their excitement to be staying in Seattle.
It’s great to see Russell give back to his teammates with such a thoughtful and useful gift.