Seahawks' Super Bowl Odds and Projected Win Total Unchanged by Russell Wilson Contract Extension

David Hayes
Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos
Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos / Rob Carr

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You'd think a seven-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion quarterback would be worth at least half of one regular-season game in either direction, but apparently that's simply not the case in Seattle.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Seahawks' franchise QB Russell Wilson kept his title as such with a 4-year, $140 million extension, keeping him in Seattle as the new highest-paid player in the league by annual salary.

However, amid recent speculation about a potential move from Seattle prior to Tuesday's news, the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook clearly weren't too phased by Wilson's employment update as it relates to Seattle's projected 2019 success.

Following his bizarre method of announcing this news from bed via Twitter at 3:44 a.m. EST, it's tough to say what the most surprising aspect of this deal's ripple effect truly is.

Regardless of the effect of his rather unorthodox approach to sharing news or his worth to the Seahawks' success, Wilson's contract's $65 million signing bonus is going to have quite the impact on his checking account.

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