Russell Wilson | QB | Seattle Seahawks
Posted: 4/16/2015 10:09pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is in negotiations with the team on a long-term contract extension, but general manager John Schneider said the team will be cautious in what they offer Wilson for a new contract. Schneider will be mindful of the salary cap and the club's future. Wilson will make $1.5 million in 2015, but a new deal is expected to give him over $20 million a year and more than $100 million total.
Huddle Up: While Wilson's passer rating slipped to a career-low 95.0, he did just fine by his fantasy owners and teammates, hitting career highs in passing (3,475) and rushing yards (849) in guiding the Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl and has definitely set himself up nicely for a new long-term deal.
Posted: 4/12/2015 11:03pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said he hasn't ruled out a return to professional baseball and would consider playing two sports.
Huddle Up: Right now, Wilson -- a former minor-league second baseman -- only has made cameo appearances at the Texas Rangers' spring-training camp the past two years and hasn't missed as much as an offseason football workout. Perhaps his forthcoming mega-$$$ extension from the Seahawks will give Wilson all the incentive he needs to keep his focus squarely on the gridiron.
Posted: 3/23/2015 8:28pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could play out the 2015 season in the final year of his rookie deal without a contract extension. Wilson and the Seahawks have had no real progress on a long-term contract extension. Wilson is highly unlikely to accept a short-term deal. Wilson is preparing and budgeting as if he'll be on a bargain deal in 2015. It could take another year for both parties to agree on a long-term extension, and Wilson knows a franchise tag in 2016 would likely be for over $20 million.
Huddle Up: Wait, didn't the last set of reports have Wilson on the cusp of inking a fully-guaranteed long-term extension? Wilson is apparently in no hurry to sign a deal, but you have to believe the Seahawks will find a way to keep him in Seattle.
Posted: 3/21/2015 10:45am et
The Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson might be on the verge of agreeing to a big and unique contract extension. 'From what I've been told they've very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place before they go forward with this,' beat writer Terry Blount said Friday, March 20. 'I think it's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been.'
Huddle Up: Word on the street is that Wilson's deal will be the first fully guaranteed contract in league history. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Posted: 2/19/2015 4:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson does not have a timeline to get a new deal done, according to general manager John Schneider.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have all offseason to get Wilson locked up, but it might behoove them to get it out of the way so they can set the rest of their budget for free agency, re-signing other players and the like.
Posted: 1/22/2015 3:47pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has a base salary of $662,434 this season, which is 25th among starting NFL quarterbacks. However, he will negotiate a contract extension this offseason that will make him one of the highest paid players in the league. A multi-year deal for Wilson is expected to be above $20 million per year with more than $50 million guaranteed. He is already the first player in NFL history to reach two Super Bowls in his first three seasons.
Huddle Up: With four interceptions, Wilson was on his way to his worst game as a pro last Sunday until he helped rally the Seahawks to a second straight Super Bowl appearance. Regardless of what happens Feb. 1, his 41-13 record as a starter (including the postseason) 98.6 career passer rating and precocious leadership abilities will result in the overdue payday.
Posted: 11/28/2014 10:25am et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has shown signs of regression during his second season on the job, so the team is holding off talks about a new contract or extension. The willingness to give Wilson a new deal will depend on how far Seattle gets in the postseason.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks would be lost without Wilson, especially if the plan is to kick Marshawn Lynch to the curb. The club cleared more than enough cap space by getting out from under the Percy Harvin deal, so look for them to lock up Wilson sooner rather than later--or regret dragging their feet for doing so.
Posted: 10/17/2014 11:22pm et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had a total QBR of 45.3 with former WR Percy Harvin on the field this season, and a QBR of 71.0 with him on the field.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks basically won a Super Bowl last year without Harvin but it's still a little surprising to see such a wide gap in Wilson's numbers. However, it shows fantasy owners shouldn't expect a decline in Wilson's production without Harvin.
Posted: 10/7/2014 12:50am et
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson set a Monday Night Football record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 122 Monday, Oct. 6. He also scored a touchdown rushing and threw for 201 yards and two scores.
Huddle Up: Wilson's performance was even better than the numbers showed as he almost single-handedly lifted the defending champs to a Monday night road win. Despite playing in only 4 games so far, Wilson now leads all NFL QBs with 209 rushing yards this season and has 8 TD passes and only 1 interception.