Brandt specifically mentions that Seattle converted $6.26 million of Wilson’s salary into a bonus and prorated it over remaining three years of the agreement. In turn, this move freed up $4.1 million of cap room.
Seattle had to create some cap room to fit newly acquired LT Duane Brown in their current cap situation, so a move was expected.
Wilson is among the easiest candidates for a contract restructure, considering how big his contract is and the fact that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Wilson, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s currently in the third year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $12.6 million (2017), $15.5 million (2018), and $17 million (2019) over the remainder of the contract.
In 2017, Wilson has appeared in seven games and thrown for 2,008 yards while completing 63.6 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown.