Russell’s Contract Situation

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The Seahawks have offered quarterback Russell Wilson a contract offer worth $21 million per year, according to Pro Football

Wilson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which would pay him $1.54 million this season. With his new deal, the 2012 third-round pick from Wisconsin would be the NFL’s third-highest paid quarterback behind Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ($22 million per season) and Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger ($21.85 million).

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The Seahawks want to get a new deal in place before the team opens training camp on Thursday. Wilson has said he would play out the final year of his contract and has yet to agree to Seattle’s latest offer.

If the two sides cannot come to an agreement, Seattle does have the option of placing a franchise tag on Wilson next year, which would pay the quarterback who helped Seattle reach the last two Super Bowls more than $20 million for one season.

Over his three-year career, Wilson has thrown for 9,950 yards with 72 touchdowns and 26 interceptions while rushing for 14 touchdowns. If the report is true and Seattle is offering a pay raise of more than 2,000 percent more than his current salary, Wilson — and his agent Mark Rodgers — would be insane to not accept it.

 

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