Entering a contract season in the Emerald City, Russell Wilson is expected to become the latest "highest-paid quarterback in NFL history" this offseason or soon after. It's protocol.
Over the last two years, that honor has been bestowed numerous times upon the good-to-great-QB-with-an-expiring contract of the month. From Derek Carr to Matthew Stafford to Jimmy Garoppolo to Kirk Cousins to Matt Ryan to Aaron Rodgers, each All-Pro or Pro Bowl-adjacent signal-caller to sniff free agency has been awarded with a new deal with a total value or average annual value (AAV) that resets the market.
As of Sunday morning, the leader in the clubhouse was Rodgers, who signed a four-year, $134 million extension in August 2018, a league-best average of $33.5M per year.
Asked by giggly talk-show host Jimmy Fallon this week whether he expects to become the league's highest paid QB with his next deal, Wilson said, "There's a great potential in that. We'll see what happens. ... It's not like it's gonna make me feel bad."