According to Schneider “Russell Wilson wants to win championships” and doing so can require some “thinking outside of the box a lot of times.
“We will do that with Russell,” Schneider said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “Russell knows there are certain dominoes that have to fall into place. … he knows, he gets it. He wants to win. He wants to win for a long time.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a little over a week ago that there have been no contract negotiations between the Seahawks and Wilson.
However, contract talks are expected to pick up in the coming weeks and 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.
Multiple reports have said that Wilson and Colts QB Andrew Luck will both end up as the highest paid players in NFL history, but it will be interesting to see how the Seahawks approach this situation.
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.