Russell Wilson is digging into his new position as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos. This spring 33-year-old bought a $25 million home and is now the owner of the most expensive single-family home in the Mile High City.
“ALL THE GLORY TO JESUS!!! #HEisKING,” Wilson tweeted.
The home that he and his wife, pop star Ciara, purchased in April in Cherry Hills Village came with all the accoutrements that any superstar couple would want. It’s a 20,000-square-foot home with four bedrooms and an astounding 12 bathrooms. Replete with a ine-car garage, game room, basketball court, theater, and indoor pool.
“Baby @DangeRussWilson, I am so proud of you! You’re the most dedicated and hardworking person I know! It’s been so beautiful to see you become a Bronco!” Ciara tweeted. “So excited for the journey ahead!”
Russell Wilson and Ciara have purchased a $25 million mansion in Cherry Hills Village, CO 🏠
➖ 20,000 sq ft.
➖ 4 BR, 12 BA
➖ 9-car garage
➖ Indoor pool
➖ Game room
➖ Basketball court
It's the most-expensive single-family home sold in Denver-area history. pic.twitter.com/2dDqS2OCac
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) April 15, 2022
Wilson is letting his newfound city know that he is going to be around for a while with the purchase, and that might be because, in the words of Rod Tidwell, Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character in the football flick “Jerry Maguire,” the Broncos “showed” Wilson “the money.”
Last week Wilson signed a huge five-year, $245 million extension with the Denver Broncos. The deal includes $124 million guaranteed, with a $92 million bonus prorated over the next seven seasons. Wilson also has a $5 million roster bonus this year, and the hype around his arrival to Colorado is worth every penny to the team.
Wilson’s contract breakdown was $17 million in 2022, $22 million in 2023, $35.4 million in 2024, $55.4 million in 2025, $58.4 million in 2026, $53.4 million in 2027, and $54 million in 2028. The graduating scale incentivizes him to stay for the total contract length, build the last part of his legacy in Denver, and hopefully bring home a championship.
Doing what I LOVE. pic.twitter.com/it3K1zUDZQ
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 3, 2022
The five-year extension is in addition to an existing two-year deal that Denver acquired when they received Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks. On that two-year deal, Wilson was set to earn $24 million this year and $27 million in 2023.
Wilson joins other high-profile Black quarterbacks like Kyler Murray and even the beleaguered Deshaun Watson. Murray and the Arizona Cardinals also agreed to a five-year extension worth $230.5 million, including $160 million in guarantees. Murray’s deal runs through 2028, which puts any uncertainty to rest regarding the Card’s commitment to Murray, barring an initial embarrassing film study clause.
There’s No Body like You God! There will NEVER be! pic.twitter.com/SOaylOhixK
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) September 2, 2022
Watson has a fully guaranteed, five-year, $230 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, which featured a $44.965 million signing bonus and a 2022 salary of $1.035 million, the minimum 2022 salary for a player with between four and six years of service time.
Wilson already won a Super Bowl for the Seattle Seahawks in 2014. The last time the Broncos won a championship was two years later, in 2016, when they defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 under with Peyton Manning at QB. The team also won back-to-back Super Bowls under John Elway in 1998 and 1999. They are hoping that Wilson will bring back that energy and lead the team into the promised land, and Wilson is digging in his heels in preparation for the pressure.