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Seahawks Could Wait To Address Russell Wilson’s Contract

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Thursday that the Seahawks’ willingness to give QB Russell Wilson a new long-term contract will depend in large part on how the 2014 season plays out.

According to Florio, if Wilson is able to get back to the Super Bowl, there’s a very good chance that he’ll get a new contract. Otherwise, Seattle is reportedly inclined to wait.

Wilson, 25, 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.

The fact that Wilson has already won a Super Bowl and is among the best young quarterbacks in the game should be enough for them to open long-term contract talks after the season, even if it’s just to gauge his asking price.

However, Florio is right that there probably won’t be a rush to get a new deal done as they can allow him to play out the 2015 season and then use the franchise tag on him in 2016 if they aren’t comfortable signing him to a massive contract extension.

This year, Wilson has thrown for 2,466 yards while completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. He’s also ran for 679 yards and another four touchdowns over the course of 12 games.