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Negotiations Between Seahawks & Russell Wilson To Pick Up After Super Bowl

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there have been no contract negotiations between the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson regarding a long-term contract in recent weeks.

The two sides clearly want to eliminate any potential distractions ahead of today’s Super Bowl. However, negotiations between the two parties are expected to pick up in the coming weeks.

According to Rapoport, the expectation is still that Wilson will end up being the highest paid player in league history when all is said and done.

  • Rapoport mentions that Aaron Rodgers‘ $22 million annual salary is expected to be the starting point for negotiations.
  • The fact that Wilson is already among the winningest quarterbacks in the game is expected to be a big talking point.

The overall expectation has been that Wilson and Colts QB Andrew Luck will both end up as the highest paid players in NFL history, so this news is in line with what has been going around the league for a few months now.

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.

This year, 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.

We’ll have more regarding the Seahawks and Wilson as the news is available.

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