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Seahawks & Russell Wilson Hoping To Have Deal In Place Before Camp, Won’t Be Fully Guaranteed

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will not receive a fully guaranteed contract extension from Seattle.

  • According to Rapoport, Wilson’s next agreement will make him the highest paid player in the league, and will include a large amount of guaranteed money.
  • Seattle and Wilson are reportedly looking to have a long-term contract in place before the start of training camp, but the two sides have yet to begin contract talks.

The idea of Wilson securing a fully guaranteed contract came up after GM John Schneider said that they may have to take an “outside of the box” approach with Wilson’s contract.

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.

Rapoport previously reported that the possibility of Wilson landing a fully guaranteed deal is “very real”, but it now sounds like this isn’t something the Seahawks are willing to do in the end.

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.