John Clayton and Jim Trotter of ESPN are reporting today that if Seahawks QB Russell Wilson doesn’t get a deal with Seattle in place by Friday, then he will table the talks altogether.
Although a long-term deal for Wilson remains Seattle’s top priority, the star quarterback does not want contract talks to extend into training camp, according to sources.
Wilson currently is scheduled to make $1.54 million this season — the fourth and final year of his rookie contract — and would face the possibility of being designated with the Seahawks’ franchise tag next February if he does not reach a long-term deal.
The 26-year-old Wilson publicly has hinted that he is seeking a contract that would pay him approximately $25 million per year, a deal that would make him the NFL’s highest-paid player.
It’s a risky bet for the team to even come close to letting Wilson reach free agency at the end of the season, but at the same time is he worth the $25 million that the article claims he’s looking for?
Just remember the awful QB’s the Hawks were marching out before they got Wilson, and the future they would have to face if they did play their cards and didn’t get a deal done.