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Agent: Russell Wilson “Absolutely Fine’’ Playing Out Contract

Mark Rodgers, the agent for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, recently appeared on the Brock and Salk Show of ESPN 710 Seattle and discussed the current status of contract talks regarding this client.

According to Rodgers, they’ve made progress and characterized the talks as “positive and encouraging.”

“I would characterize our talks as ongoing, fluid, robust at times, thoughtful,” Rodgers said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.  “And we’ve made progress . … I would characterize them as positive and encouraging.”

According to Rodgers, there are no deadlines for an agreement, but Wilson would be “absolutely fine’’ playing out the final year of his rookie contract.

Financially, we planned long-term for him to play for the $1.5 million dollars (in 2015),” Rodgers said. “So there isn’t any expectation of additional money coming in from the Seattle Seahawks this coming year.’

Rodgers added that the goal remains to get a long-term agreement in place that will keep Wilson with the Seahawks long-term.

[A]s long as I’m talking with the Seahawks it’s with a tone of optimism. … the goal here is at the end of the day we have a successful negotiation with the Seahawks,’’ Rodgers said.

There has been recent talk that “the starting point” for negotiations between the Seahawks and Wilson would be Jay Cutler’s seven-year, $126.7 million contract he signed with the Bears a few years ago.

Wilson, 26, still has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.198 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $798,651 for the 2015 season.

In 2014, Wilson threw for 3,475 yards while completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also ran for 849 yards and scored six rushing touchdowns over the course of 16 games.