However, beyond that, Klemko seems to think the Seahawks will allow him to depart in free agency based on the numbers he’s heard in regards to Wilson’s asking price.
“Wilson wants to be paid like the type of quarterback who would excel in any offense, without a world-class defense and an All-Pro running back. And despite all of Wilson’s successes, I don’t think John Schneider and his coaches are convinced he’s that kind of quarterback,” Klemko writes.
All indication continue to to point to the Seahawks franchising Wilson after the season.
Wilson confirmed that he took out an insurance policy worth millions of dollars in the event he sustains a career-ending injury this season.
Beyond that, recent reports have said that the Seahawks have been in contact with LB Bobby Wagner about a potential contract extension.
While the Seahawks may not agree with Wilson’s asking price, you would have to think NFL teams would be lining up to sign a quarterback of Wilson’s caliber, seeing as productive quarterbacks very, very rarely become available in the free agent market.
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.
In 2014, 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.