Seahawks & Russell Wilson Have Yet To Open Extension Talks


Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks have yet to approach QB Russell Wilson regarding a long-term contract extension.

In fact, La Canfora says there has not been a single conversation between the two parties about a new contract up to this point and no negotiations are planned or even expected.

Wilson has two years remaining on his current deal and Seattle has made a point of not renegotiating contracts with multiple years remaining, but have made some rare exceptions.

La Canfora says there’s still plenty of time for the Seahawks and Wilson to figure out a long-term extension that will be in line with the top quarterback salaries. Beyond that, Seattle has their franchise tag available if talks don’t progress in the coming years and they decide to year-to-year.

For what it’s worth, some NFL GMs have told La Canfora that they believe Wilson could net the Seahawks three first-round picks if they were to make him available for trade.

Wilson is the next quarterback in line for a massive contract extension, so this will be a situation to watch over the next year or so.

Wilson, 29, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed and stands to make base salary of $15.5 million and $17 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2018, Wilson has appeared in one game completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 298 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

We’ll have more regarding Wilson as the news is available.

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