Seahawks & Russell Wilson Haven’t Had Any Extension Talks Yet


Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson, who is entering the final year of his contract, have not had any contract discussions the past few years. 

In fact, sources have told Schefter that neither Wilson nor the Seahawks have even mentioned to each other whether they are hoping to extend his deal or what a potential new contract would look like.

Schefter says that Wilson would likely be able to top the $33.5 million per year Aaron Rodgers got from the Packers last year. However, a looming work stopage in 2021 could complicate the situation. 

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll has said previously that Wilson is “very much in our plans.

“To be the franchise quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks is a special thing, so we’ll see where that goes,” Wilson said after the team’s season came to an end. “I don’t like talking about my contract or anything like that, but I think good things will happen.”

Although, Wilson did say he’s willing to play out the final year of his current contract if need be.

“Oh yeah, if that’s what I’ve got to do,” Wilson said. “It’s business and everything. I know essentially after the season, I could potentially be a free agent, that kind of thing. I don’t think that way. I see myself being in Seattle. I love Seattle, and it’s a special place for me.

Wilson, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s entering the final year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $17 million for the 2019 season.

Wilson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

In 2018, Wilson appeared in all 16 games completed 65.6 percent of his passes for 3,448 yards, 35  touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 376 yards.

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

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