Seattle Seahawks rumors about a Russell Wilson contract extension have been going on nearly the entire NFL offseason. It’s clear the Seahawks would like to lock Wilson into a long-term deal that will keep him the quarterback of the team for years to come. On Friday (March 20) a lot of buzz was created on social media when reporter Terry Blount told 710 ESPN, that the team was “very close” to a new deal.
“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. I think it’s going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been.”
That information has since been contradicted quite a bit. In some breaking news from NBC Sports, negotiations have reportedly not even begun yet. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk threw a lot of rain on the parade, as these Seattle Seahawks rumors had fans excited about Russell Wilson getting that extension. He made it pretty clear that nothing has advanced to make a signing announcement imminent.
“The details seem to be there are no details. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT talks haven’t commenced yet.”
“It’s unclear when talks will begin, and the goal for finalizing a contract isn’t known. Regardless, the official process of negotiating the contract, with the team and agent Mark Rodgers trading proposals until a consensus is reached, has not yet begun.”
It seems there may be a lot of misinformation out there, but these Seattle Seahawks rumors made a lot of sense after the team locked up Marshawn Lynch for the next three NFL seasons. As previously reported on the Inquisitr, Lynch will make $12 million in 2015 after his offseason raise. The Pro Bowl running back hasn’t completely committed to playing out the full deal, but at least it has put a stop to the constant chatter about Lynch playing for another franchise. He will likely either finish out this deal or walk away from the NFL during the deal.
Heading into the final season of his current deal, Russell Wilson is slated to make $1.542 million in salary. This is part of the four-year rookie deal he signed for $2.996 million after the team drafted him. These aren’t going to be the last Seattle Seahawks rumors about Russell Wilson this offseason and the two sides will probably sit down for talks at some point. Until then, fans should expect even more public discussion about what he is worth and if he can get the team back to a third-straight Super Bowl.
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