According to ESPN's Adam Schefter's sources, Wilson's celebration is much-warranted, coming in response to having secured the most lucrative contract in the National Football League: "a four-year, $140 million extension that includes a $65 million signing bonus" that "makes the quarterback the highest-paid player in the National Football League".
At $35 million per year, Wilson's annual average salary passes the previous record set by Aaron Rodgers when he signed his massive extension - four years, $134 million with a $57.5 million signing bonus - to stay with the Green Bay Packers last summer. The contract extension will include a $65 million signing bonus.
"At the same time, and I know Dak wants this, you want a supporting cast", Jones said on a recent interview with ESPN Radio. He wanted certainty about his contract before the start of the team's offseason workout program, which began on Monday.
"Hey, Seattle, we got a deal", says a shirtless and tired-sounding Wilson, his wife resting on his shoulder, in a video posted on Twitter.
No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. That comes out to about $35 million per season. Not even close. Having to face Wilson at least twice a year for the next five seasons isn't great news for any of the Seahawks' three division rivals.
The 30-year-old Wilson had set a midnight Monday deadline for a new deal with Seattle. He and the Seahawks agreed to a four-year, $140 million extension. He has passed for 25,624 yards with 212 total touchdowns while completing 64.1 percent of his passes. The proud dad also tied his career low of seven interceptions on 427 attempts, his fewest since 2013, ESPN notes.
Seattle had leverage knowing it had at least three more seasons with Wilson. Teams simply don't give up on quarterbacks with the kind of success he's had. The window that first opened when Wilson arrived could be open again after Seattle went 10-6 and reached the playoffs last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.
Wilson, 30, is a Super Bowl victor and five-time Pro Bowler. The proposal would have been unprecedented for the Seahawks and the rest of the league, complicating the already brutal chore of hiring enough premium players around the star QB who are good enough to contend for a championship.