- Height / Weight
- 5'11" / 206 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- November 29, 1988 (30)
- 8th Season
- 2012 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 75 (SEA)
The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a four-year, $140 million contract extension which includes a $65 million signing bonus. Wilson had imposed his own deadline, but he and the team made it in right before that deadline hit. Wilson becomes the league's highest-paid player, and the Seahawks lock down one of the league's best signal-callers for another four years. There was never a huge belief that Wilson and Seattle would part ways, but now any minor concerns can be put to rest.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson apparently won't negotiate another long-term deal with the team if a contract extension isn't reached by Monday night. This gives the rumor that Wilson would like to play elsewhere some legs. He gave the Seahawks an April 15 deadline for a contract extension, and so far the two sides haven't come to an agreement. It's possible the team could look to trade him or put the franchise tag on him next season. Contract issues aside, Wilson remains firmly in the QB1 discussion after tossing a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018. He may have trouble matching that this year, though, if Seattle continues to hand the ball off frequently.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has set Monday, April 15, as the firm, real deadline for a contract extension to be reached. Nothing has happened as of now, but Wilson's agent has been in the Seattle area for the last three days trying to get something done. It's expected that Wilson will be the highest paid player in the NFL if an extension gets done, but there's no guarantee that will happen and the Seahawks could place the franchise tag on him next year if an extension isn't agreed upon. Wilson would also like his salaries tied to the future salary caps. Wilson had a career-high 35 touchdown passes last year and remains a strong QB1 in an offense that ran the ball more than any other team in 2018.