Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson is an American athlete competing in the National Football League as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Wilson has played professional football for a decade and is considered one of the more competitive quarterbacks currently in the NFL. For the vast majority of his NFL career, Wilson played with the Seattle Seahawks until transferring to the Denver Broncos for the 2022 season. He has numerous football accolades and holds multiple league records due to his effective play style on the field.

He has the NFL record for the most passing yards in a playoff game as a rookie at 385 yards and earned the most fourth-quarter touchdown passes in the 2017 season. Before joining the NFL, Wilson competed in both college football and baseball at North Carolina State University until he transferred to the University of Wisconsin in 2011 for football. He ended his college football career on a strong note by leading Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl in 2012.

During the 2012 NFL Draft, Wilson was picked by the Seahawks during the third round and was a 75th overall selection. His time with the Seahawks was marked with success as he was named the NFL Rookie of the Year in 2012 and later won nine Pro Bowls. Moreover, as the Seahawk's starting quarterback, he led the franchise to two consecutive Super Bowls.

In 2014, he brought the Seahawks to victory over his current team, the Broncos, at Super Bowl XLVIII by a score of 43-8. His name recognition and success on the field have led to multiple sporting brand endorsements that have helped him earn millions. Moreover, in 2019 he had the highest-paid contract in the entire league with the Seahawks for 140 million over a period of four years. His career over the course of 11 seasons in the NFL totals to more than $268 million.