On Monday, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said a contract extension for QB Russell Wilson is “very much in our plans” this offseason.
“We talked about all of that, yeah,” Carroll said, per Brady Henderson. “Russ and I met and we talked about the future. We are talking about where we are going and what we want to get done. And … that’s very much in our plans.”
Wilson’s next contract should top over $30 million in annual salary when all is said and done. However, it’s clear that Seattle is prepared to get a deal worked out to ensure Wilson remains in Seattle long term.
Wilson told reporters on Sunday that he’s willing to play out next season and become free agent, but would still prefer to remain in Seattle, per Bob Condotta.
Wilson, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s entering the final year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $17 million for the 2019 season.
Wilson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
In 2018, Wilson appeared in all 16 games completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,448 yards, 35 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 376 yards.
We’ll have more regarding Wilson as the news is available.