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Russell Wilson Reportedly In Line To Be Highest-Paid QB In The League

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is expected to become the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback once he agrees to a contract extension this offseason.

This probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Wilson has quickly become one of the best quarterbacks in the game, and is still only 26 years old.

As of now, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers holds the title as the highest-paid quarterback, with his five-year, $110 million contract that includes $54 million guaranteed and an annual salary of close to $22 million.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported a few months ago that the Seahawks could wait to address Wilson’s contract.

The Seahawks will need to lockup ILB Bobby Wagner at some point as well, and it could be a better strategy to address Wagner before handing Wilson a massive contract extension.

No matter how Seahawks GM John Schneider approaches the situation, it’s a foregone conclusion that Wilson will get his extension at some point.

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.

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