Ciara sure knew what she was talking about when she titled her 2018 chart-topping song “Level Up.” Her husband, Russell Wilson, just made National Football League history with the biggest payday ever.
The 30-year quarterback reportedly accepted a four-year, $140 million extension deal to remain with the Seattle Seahawks. According to the Associated Press, the agreement makes him the highest paid player in the NFL.
Wilson, who wed Ciara in 2016, posted a victory video in the wee hours of the morning while lying in bed together.
“Hey Seattle, we got a deal,” Wilson said. “Go Hawks! But, I’m gonna see y’all in the morning.”
“Go Hawks!” Ciara said, before joking. “Finally we can go to sleep!”
The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter later tweeted: “So proud of my love … The hardest working man I know! You inspire me so much.”
Wilson, who is well known for his perfect attendance record with the Seahawks since signing with them in 2012, is credited for the team’s success. Their one and only Super Bowl title win was under his leadership in 2014.
The Cincinnati native’s previous $87.6 million, four-year deal—which he signed in 2015—was set to expire after next season. With the new agreement, he will remain with the Seahawks through 2023. The AP noted that it comes with a $65 million signing bonus, a $107 million in guaranteed money, and a very important no-trade clause.
Ciara and Wilson share a 1-year old daughter, Sierra. The two also co-parent a 4-year old son, Future, from Ciara’s previous relationship.