In the end, Russell Wilson just wanted to be a part of the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson reiterated as much when he appeared on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss signing his four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million.
Based on annual value, the deal made Wilson the second-highest paid player behind Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. But all along, he wanted to be a part of something special with his teammates.
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"The only thing that was important was being in Seattle," Wilson said. "In terms of being paid, however I played that's what I wanted to dictate my pay raise. Ultimately, I love this city, I love this team, I love the players on this team and the bond we have."
For a player that has only led his team to three straight postseason berths, including back-to-back Super Bowl appearances isn't all that bad.
Entering his prime, Wilson should only get better.