Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters on Thursday that they are trying to get a contract extension in place for WR Doug Baldwin right now.
“Hopefully, eventually we’ll get something worked out,” Carroll said, per Sheil Kapadia. “I hope it happens. The intent is to get him signed and secured for a good while. So we’ll see if we can get that done.”
Baldwin is clearly in line for a significant raise at some point in the next year whether it’s from the Seahawks or another team. However, all indications from the Seahawks suggest that he remains a top priority for them.
Baldwin said recently that he is not concerned about being in the final year of his contract and is confident the issue “will take care of itself.”
“There’s nothing to figure out. I’m playing football each day as it comes by,” said Baldwin, via via Bob Condotta. “And again, if I focus on the task at hand all that other stuff will take care of itself. So I don’t really have to think about it too much.”
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Baldwin surpass the four-year, $40 million extension recently signed by Jaguars WR Allen Hurns, who received $20 million guaranteed as part of the agreement.
Baldwin, 27, is in the final year of his three-year, $13 million contract that included $8.5 million guaranteed, He stands to make a base salary of $4 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Baldwin appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and recorded 78 receptions for 1,069 yards receiving and 14 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding an extension for Baldwin as the news is available.