Russell Wilson Gifts Each Seahawks Lineman with $12K in Amazon Stock
Russell Wilson is giving back in a big way. He's setting up his fellow Seahawks teammates with huge investments in the online giant, Amazon.
According to TMZ, Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, is spreading the wealth with his 13 offensive linemen by buying $12,000 worth of stock in Amazon for each of them.
The 30-year-old just became the highest paid NFL player last week, so he is in more than good financial form himself. He signed a 4-year $140 million extension contract.
TMZ reports that a letter was delivered detailing the reason for the stock gift.
Part of it read:
"Every Sunday we go to battle together. You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in turn allows me to provide and care for my family. This does not go unnoticed and it is never forgotten."
"When I sat down to think of ways to honor your dedication a dozen different ideas came to mind. Some were flashy, some were cool, but I wanted to give you something that had a lasting impact. Something that would affect the lives of you, your family, and your children."
Russell finished off by saying:
"You have invested in my life ... this is my investment into yours."
Russell explained that his forward-thinking gift is meant to help the men be better prepared for life post-football. In all, the quarterback spent $156,000 for his offensive linemen.
Last year, the Football Outsiders listed Russell's teammates as the 30th best pass-protection unit in the NFL league. For Russell, though, his protectors are priceless.
When he got the new deal last week, a $65 million signing bonus came with it, too. Both Russell and his wife Ciara were excited to announce the news via Instagram.
In a short video, Wilson cuddled up with his boo and said:
"Seattle. We got a deal. I'ma see y'all in the morning. Time for y'all to go to bed."
Ciara screamed "Go Hawks!" just before she also wished fans a "good night." Later on, the 33-year-old singer expressed her support for Russell more deeply in another post.
"I watch you put everything on the line every Sunday in pure amazement. Your dedication, consistency, and commitment to the game never wavers. You’re always the first person in, and the last person out. You’re 1 of 1. The hardest working man I know!"
Russell indeed has a history to be proud of. According to CBS news, his record is 75-36-1. Last season, he threw 35 touchdown passes and had seven interceptions.
The NFL player is also a great family to his daughter Sienna, two, and stepson, Future Jr., four. He and the "Level Up" singer have been married since 2016.
In addition to sharing with his teammates, Russell shares love with his children as well and is already taking his son to "Little League" practice. It appears the new deal is well-deserved and it's heartwarming to see what Russell has chose to do with his wealth so far.