Russell Wilson | QB | Seattle Seahawks
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.