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Russell Wilson Could Play Out His Contract & Target A “Megadeal” In 2016

 

Jason La Canfora writes that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could elect to play out the final year of his rookie contract, and then sought a mega contract next year.

La Canfora points out that the contract status of RB Marshawn Lynch remains the Seahawks No. 1 priority, and there is still a great deal of work to be done.

According to La Canfora, Wilson could bet on himself much like Joe Flacco did with the Ravens and try to get a huge contract extension in place in 2016.

Of course, the Seahawks could always franchise him at that point, and there’s also the chance that Wilson could sustain a serious injury.

La Canfora reports that “no deal is imminent — not even close — and Wilson’s agent is not at the combine.

However, the two parties have spoken to one another, but La Canfora isn’t getting the sense that Wilson’s contract is at the top of Seattle’s to-do list.

There are a number of quarterbacks in line for contract extensions, but La Canfora has spoken to sources that have said extensions are “moving at a very limited pace.

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.