Russell Wilson, who just signed a 4-year, $140 MILLION contract -- making the QB the highest paid player in the NFL has reportedly gifted his 13 offensive linemen $12,000 each in Amazon stock EACH as a “thank you” for protecting him on the field.
TMZ shared a copy of the letter from Wilson in which he told his teammates “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."
See LETTER HERE
Each player got a letter with the stock gift explaining why #3 hooked them up.
Russell says he wants to help his teammates prepare for life after football and believes stock in Amazon will help these players achieve their dreams.
"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."
"You have invested in my life ... this is my investment into yours."
The Seahawks play their 1st regular season game on Sept. 8 -- we'll see if his investment pays off!