“From what I’ve been told they’re very close, they’re just trying to make sure every single thing is in place before they go forward with this,” Blount said on Friday. “I think it’s going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been.”
It’s been a few weeks since we last heard anything regarding a new contract for Wilson, but it sounds like there is at least a chance that they could have an agreement in placed before the start of the 2015 season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media previously reported that the possibility of Wilson landing a fully guaranteed deal is “very real.”
“According to the people I’ve spoken to, it is not out of the realm of possibility that Russell Wilson will receive the first fully guaranteed contract extension for a quarterback — something that is a rarity in the NFL — not a rarity, it does not happen,” Rapoport said. “It simply does not happen, but in this case it really might happen and (Seahawks general manager) John Schneider has talked about it in the past, an uncoventional type of contract.”
Seahawks GM John Schneider has 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.”
If Seattle went the route of guaranteeing Wilson’s contract, it could have a big impact on the quarterback market moving forward, given that guarantees are really the only meaningful numbers in the NFL.
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.