The Denver Broncos are making Russell Wilson one of the highest-paid players in NFL history with a five-year, $245 million extension. The veteran quarterback is now under contract through the 2028 season and on track to earn close to a half billion dollars in his professional football career.

The extension gives Wilson seven years and $296 million left on his contract, including a $24 million salary for the 2022 season. Before being traded to the Broncos in the offseason, Wilson spent the first decade of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, with whom he earned north of $181 million in salary, according to figures from Spotrac.

While a person's net worth is always subject to countless variables, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Wilson is worth $165 million. Wilson's wife, singer Ciara, has an estimated net worth of $20 million.

Wilson signed his first mega-contract in 2019. Seattle inked the franchise quarterback to a four-year, $140 million extension.

Quarterback salaries have risen dramatically in the three years since Wilson landed his Seattle extension. Wilson's average salary of $35 million was a record three years ago. Heading into the 2022 season, nine quarterbacks are signed to deals with an average annual value of more than $35 million.

In 2020, Wilson made a career-high $53 million through salary and signing bonuses.

Aaron Rodgers' three-year, $150.8 million extension gives the Green Bay Packers quarterback a record average salary of $50.271 million per season. Wilson becomes the NFL's second-highest paid player with a $49.1 million average annual value. Patrick Mahomes' record $450 million contract includes a $45 million average annual salary.

Denver has agreed to pay Wilson $165 million guaranteed with the extension. Only Deshaun Watson ($230 million) and Kyler Murray ($189.5 million) have signed contracts with more guaranteed money.

Because Wilson was a third-round draft pick, he signed a four-year, $2.99 million deal in 2012 as a rookie. Wilson was paid $2.198 million in his first three seasons before inking a four-year, $87.5 million extension with the Seahawks.

In 10 NFL seasons, Wilson has been selected to the Pro Bowl nine times. He's made eight playoff appearances, two trips to the Super Bowl and won a championship.

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Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Denver Broncos poses with his family (L-R), Sienna, Future, Win and Ciara following an introductory press conference at UCHealth Training Center on March 16, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado. Justin Edmonds/Getty Images