Russell Wilson Won't Sign Long-Term Deal With Seahawks Beyond April 15

Annette Crawford
April 16, 2019

In 2015, Wilson also set a deadline for an extension, but that wasn't until the start of training camp, and the two sides agreed on a four-year, $87.6 million deal at the last minute. But Wilson may be asking for fully guaranteed money throughout much, if not all, of the contract. Others have stated that he wants percentages of future National Football League salary cap increases that could up his salary during an extension. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle.

The ultimatum stated that he would not negotiate in that regard for the rest of the National Football League season.

Wilson is under contract in 2019 at $17 million and could earn $30.3 million in 2020 and $36.4 million in 2021 before his franchise tag would skyrocket to $52.4 million for 2022. His roster spot also carries a cap hit of $25.23 million, which would be a deterrent to the team trying to trade him.

In classic Wilson form, he was the first to break the news.

And he did just that, as the Seahawks made clear in one of a series of photos released on their official website,

- Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 15, 2019Russell Wilson trade by Seattle Seahawks?

A trade involving Wilson might lose the Seahawks a lot of fans, especially with how hard it is to land an elite quarterback in the NFL.

Report: Russell Wilson's agent still meeting with @Seahawks.

Per a league source, the Seahawks think that Wilson would like to play elsewhere, even if he hasn't and wouldn't ever say it.

That response glosses over the more fundamental question of whether Wilson would like for the Seahawks to let him get away.

Instead of waiting for Seattle to run the course with Wilson, several quarterback teams should call up John Schneider and see what it would take to get Wilson from the Seahawks.

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