Russell Wilson’s agent says he’s content playing out current deal

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There may be people in a hurry for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to get his contract finished.

According to his agent, none of those people are Russell Wilson.

Agent Mark Rodgers, appearing on the “Brock and Salk” show on 710 ESPN today, said there was no pressure to get a done quickly, and that Wilson was content playing out the year on his current deal.

“Neither side has any real deadlines,” Rodgers said. “I know the public and the fans and some of the media has put a sense of urgency on this, but there really are no deadlines.

“Russell Wilson’s under contract with the Seahawks and he absolutely, if he has to, would certainly be fine playing his fourth year under a four-year contract that he signed coming out, and then moving on from there. I don’t feel any particular crunch on time and any real particular deadlines.”

Wilson’s scheduled to make $1.5 million on the final year of his rookie deal, and Rodgers said his client had budgeted as if that’s all he was going to make in 2015. But he described talks with the Seahawks as “positive” and “robust at times.”

Rodgers insisted Wilson was not seeking to become the league’s highest-paid player.

“I think what he’s looking for is what everybody’s looking for,” Rodgers said. “And that’s a deal that feels fair, that feels reasonable and that at the end of the day makes him feel comfortable with the compensation he’s receiving for the skill and the performance that he’s delivering.”

And while that message isn’t coming from Wilson himself, it at least isn’t coming in the form of a subtweet.

100 responses to “Russell Wilson’s agent says he’s content playing out current deal

  1. It would seem to make sense for him to lock down some significant guarantees while he’s healthy. Career ending injuries can happen to any player anytime.

  2. Very confused, Wilson is turning into a Drama Queen. Looking like he may get tagged next year.

  3. As strange as it sounds today, if the Hawks don’t get a deal done before the start of the season there is a real possibility that Wilson will end up somewhere else. There are teams which are willing to throw gobs of $ at him if he’s available. Be smart Seahawks.

  4. I feel like this is just the classy thing to say in media and avoid drama……………….. No way that Russell will play next year at his schedule $800,000 rate.

  5. An agent actually said this and is OK with it? Color me shocked! If this was Dogra, Wilson would be threatening retiring and playing baseball at this point.

  6. Mr. Wilson,

    Your FMV is going to go down as soon as the football world sees that you cannot carry this team on your own, like a Manning, Brady or Rodgers could do.

    Seattle is built on a defense that leaves you with extremely good starting field position and a running game that forces opposing defenses to stack 8 in the box, allowing you elementary reads.

    You also should have audibled to a run play in the SB.

  7. Wilson has significant leverage here. They have no ready replacement, they went nowhere before he became starter, and lots of teams need good qb’s in their prime. If they don’t want to overpay, that’s fine, but someone else will.

  8. I would play the year out then demand a trade…

    Then be very picky where I get traded to…

    Hawks are garbage without him. Let them find out.

  9. He could play baseball. He has the smarts and the hand eye coordination. There aren’t many football players that have the brains and talent to play MLB.

  10. What most PFT poets don’t understand is Russell is cashing in on so many endorsements so he doesn’t have to take a lucrative deal that will hurt the overall depth of the team in the long run.

    He is a unique NFL player and it must be hard to accept for you 49ers, Packers, Vikings, Redskins fans out there.

    – Dallas Fan

  11. Rodgers is primarily a baseball agent. His viewpoint differs from the standard football agent.

  12. I hate the Seahawks, and they hate the Niners, and that’s why I like this rivalry. I hope Wilson signs his deal and we can continue the rivalry. There’s a reason why I hate the Seahawks the most; because they are good. I want to hate the Rams and Cardinals, too. I’m hoping the NFC West proves to be the toughest division in the league this year, and every team becomes that much better.

  13. Wilson should be payed like the top 5 QBs in the league
    Because he’s one of them!

  14. If he’s trying to keep up that good guy image… He shouldn’t put out statements no one is going to believe.

    2 SB appearances and he’s ok being paid like a kicker? That’s either complete BS or he’s terrified of having to pull the weight of a top QB cap hit.

  15. The fact is that the Seahawks are probably wrestling with the fact that signing him to a long-term deal will change their entire way of doing business. They have essentially achieved all of this success BECAUSE he was only making around the league minimum. Think of the players they are not going to be able to afford to keep with Wilson on the books for $15-20 million.

    This is definitely one of the more pressing issues a team faces in today’s NFL. How do you pay your QB and field a nice team around his extra large salary (by comparison to most other players/positions)?

    Seahawks turn…

  16. Anyone saying Russell Wilson is not any of the one name QB’s (Peyton, Brady, Drew, AA Ron) is right but what are the Seahawks options if he puts up the same type of year he has the last two? Up and down as a passer in 2014 but 849 rushing yards and 6 TD’s? You cannot win without a QB in the NFL so you have to pay him or franchise him and what if he does a contract year like Joe Flacco? I hope he gets paid; he is a fun player to watch.

  17. He made $7 million in 2014 in endorsements. He’s set to make 50% more in 2015. Interesting how quick everyone is to believe Bleacher Report and PFT click baiters, and ready to discount the words of his own agent. Injury would be an issue if he were earning nothing but his salary, but he is almost earning like top quarterbacks without it, and can afford to wait for the franchise tag. AND he wouldn’t need baseball either – though why not? – Wilson could make HUGE money, WAY more than in sports at this point, by rolling out of bed, in the entertainment world, with his looks, persona, and fame – get a clue. You can see he’s courting this direction (really think Ciara was just an accident?), as he frequents all the haunts of the famous, and in the company of the famous…he’s assembling his future as we speak. Football is just one way, not the only way…

  18. I’m a Titans fan who likes Russell Wilson a lot. He’s my favorite non-Titan in fact. And I like him with the Seahawks. (I’m less covetous now that we have Mariota.) That said, I think the Seahawks may be on the verge of either blowing a beautiful thing (and seeing Wilson play elsewhere in a couple years), or backing themselves into a corner where they’re forced to pay out the butt (like the Ravens did with Flacco) in order to keep him. Either way, I believe we’re seeing front office foolishness right now.

  19. The front office has much more to lose than he does. How could they possibly let the best QB in franchise history walk out the door in his prime? Wilson is already rich from his endorsement deals, so he can wait them out until they panic and pay him Matt Ryan money.

  20. Excellent young player with a great future. It took the game’s greatest coach to prepare a rookie free agent corner and a former veteran Seahawks’ corner to be prepared to make the winning interception against Wilson in Super Bowl 49, possibly the best play in super bowl history.

  21. Pay him. Not because he does, or doesn’t deserve it. But because the Seahawks need to see what it’s like to have to deal with the cap like everyone else.

    This looks like them just being cheap. Just the beginning on the wheels falling off.

  22. They didn’t want to pay Beast Mode last yr now they are screwing around with Wilson….they keep it up and they will be back to a 500 club in no time….

  23. JSpicoli says:
    May 28, 2015 1:33 PM
    He could play baseball. He has the smarts and the hand eye coordination. There aren’t many football players that have the brains and talent to play MLB.

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    If he could play pro baseball, he would be playing.

    HUGE guaranteed contracts, long careers, low risk of injury, body still works when you retire, and a union that has the MLB by the chachongas.

    Kind of like when college players get those advisory board grades to determine their likely draft position, his agent has likely spoken to talent scouts, ETC about the possibility of a baseball carrer, likely before he was even drafted in the NFL.

    Wilson was not a high draft pick and was taken in the 3rd round. He was not considered a blue chip guy out of college. If he had booming MLB options available to him, he would have taken them and not even have gone to the NFL.

  24. Throughout this ordeal; are the Seahawks divas or is Wilson being a diva?? I say the FORMER… Russ, I’d to get the hale out of there next year.

  25. Why do fans from other teams keep hating on Wilson? Let’s fact it, unless you are a fan of the Patriots, Packers or Colts, you would dump you current QB for Wilson in a heartbeat.

  26. I heard this interview on my way in this morning and his agent explained things very well. Better than I ever thought an agent in his position would. It doesn’t sound like there is any pressure from either side because, barring injury, Russell is going to get paid the big money he wants and the Seahawks are going to have their franchise QB. They could give him the big money contract now or they could play the franchise tag game(s) after this season while they pay the other guys as well.

  27. Turns down 20 million a year.
    Gonna make 1.35 million this year.
    He will get tagged after the season for 24 million.
    So, instead of making 40 million over next 2 years he’ll get 25.4 million.
    Seahawks General manager is smarter than Wilson’s agent

    Extend Wagner now. Franchise Wilson after season. Cut mebane, and gonna lose sweezy and Irvin in off season. Continue to draft defense. Problem solved

  28. Russell Wilson is going to take the risk of getting hurt this year while playing under a $1.5 MM contract in the hope of gaining leverage at some point over the next 2 years?

    Either he really does have a direct communication with God or his agent is playing a high-risk hand of poker

  29. Maybe he just really enjoys what he does and isn’t sweating the same stuff that clearly has fan’s panties in a bunch.

    I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he is just that grounded, however impossible it is to accept in today’s pro sports.

  30. The seahacks are so done. None of the moves that they have made this off season are indicative of success. With all the FA departures on D, the loss of half of the D coaches, unsettled contracts with several key players, including the average QB that can’t throw from the pocket due to vertical limitations, plus the locker room cancer that is Graham.

    Done. And it’s going to be so fun to watch and hear the silence of you chest pumpers that have been cawing all that mess.

    And your SB record couldn’t be more poetic 1-2.

  31. Don’t pay him elite money because he isn’t elite. That’s the line in the sand. The Seahawks realize he is good, but has limitations which are masked by the defense and running game. He sees himself being able to carry a franchise, which I think is false. I would like him resigned at a fair price as a Seahawks fan, but if not I would prefer to keep the talent around the qb position intact and chance moving on. An albatross of a qb contract can just kill a team, ex: New Orleans Saints. And Wilson is no Brees tbh.

  32. 1) That was his agent speaking, not Russ
    2) He’s a Seahawk for next 4 years (Franchise Tags)
    3) If you pay your QB big money you can’t win in the NFL. Just ask any of the SB teams in the last five years…oh…wait
    4) Easily a top 5 QB and probably second only to Rodgers

  33. It’s funny but I think most fans outside of Seattle think Wilson is not that great. Probably because over his short career I don’t think he has had to be.

  34. “He is a unique NFL player and it must be hard to accept for you 49ers, Packers, Vikings, Redskins fans out there.”

    Yep pretty unique to throw away the Super Bowl Title in the waning moments of the game. Pretty unique to throw 4 picks in the NFC Title game, too.

  35. “about ’95 %’ of what’s been out there on talks w/ #Seahawks has been inaccurate”

    “The fans & the media are much more concerned about how he’ll handle this than he is”

    “I would characterize our talks as ongoing…robust at times…positive & encouraging”

    “He is very, very happy to be in Seattle..loves playing for Pete Carroll…”

    “he understands there is “something special” going on right now with the franchise coming off two consecutive Super Bowls and an early favorite to reach a third one.”

    “…(he) wants to stay a part of that for a long, long time”

    “As a Seahawks’ fan, it’s a no-brainer to think that Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk for life. And I tend to be very, very optimistic. …”

    Sounds me like there is a lot less drama going on here than many of you are hoping for. Its going to get done sometime. Maybe soon, maybe not, who knows. But it is going to get done and Russell Wilson will be a Seahawk for many years to come.

  36. Wilson should be paid like the best game manager, because that is exactly what he is. Nothing more nothing less and it sure looks like that’s what Schneider and Co. think too.

    Spin it how you want Mr. Agent, but if you dont get a deal, and the Hawks miss the playoffs like those in the know realize. How is he going to parlay that into a huge deal??? your overplaying your hand better sign something this off season.

  37. “Russell Wilson’s under contract with the Seahawks and he absolutely, if he has to, would certainly be fine playing his fourth year under a four-year contract that he signed coming out, and then moving on from there. I don’t feel any particular crunch on time and any real particular deadlines.”

    2 key phrases, “if he has to” and “then moving on from there”. Translation: if the Seahawks don’t pay us market value now, someone else will later.

  38. Wilson is smart. He knows that it is highly likely that Seattle will do well this year. The division is weaker with the Niners rebuilding. There is a good chance that Seattle will go deep into the playoffs, if not another Super Bowl.

    If that’s the case, Wilson will get what he wants, next year. The only real danger is if he get badly injured.

  39. “Wilson should be paid like the best game manager, because that is exactly what he is. Nothing more nothing less”

    The reason you get such a reaction from Seahawks fans when you call Russell Wilson “only a game manager” is because it has such a negative connotation. You’re saying he is not really that good and that anyone, if they are careful with the football and don’t make mistakes and cost their team the game, could do what he does. But what we as the fans who watch him play every week, have watched him make so many amazingly, jaw-dropping plays week in and week out, that we know for sure that nothing could be further from the truth.

    There is not another QB out there with his combination of intelligence and unbelievable strength and athletic ability that could survive playing on this team, let alone thrive at it like he does. He might very well be a great game manager but he is so much more that the term is insulting. In reality he is a dynamic play maker and he is just beginning to scratch the surface of what he is going to become.

  40. I do not remember anyone who has gone from so far under-rated to so far over-rated as wilson.

    he is an above average qb with a great D. ‘hawks should have lost the SB by 3 scores. It was obvious they weren’t in the same class as the Patriots and they were downright lucky to be anywhere near close at the end.

    -colts fan

  41. Sorry, but he’s dumb to ‘just play it out’
    He could be injured at any time, including OTA’s or training camp. Seattle is NOT going to give him a $100 million deal if his knee gets blown up.
    He has ALL the leverage now and he needs to use it. He’s been amazing on and off the field for them.
    I like being mr. nice guy, but he needs to stand up for himself…if he doesn’t he gets 800,000 this year then gets paid…it sure as heck isn’t worth the risk. Just seems crazy to hand over your leverage…USE IT or you may LOSE IT.

  42. LOL…Wilson is under contract this year. He can then be franchised in following years. He has ZERO leverage this year.

  43. The funniest part of these comments are all the non-Seahawk fans that think there is a shot in hades that the Seahawks let Russell Wilson sniff FA.

  44. hawks should have lost the SB by 3 scores. It was obvious they weren’t in the same class as the Patriots and they were downright lucky to be anywhere near close at the end.

    ———————————–

    What does this even mean? They’re up 10 points going into the 4th quarter yet SHOULD HAVE lost by 3 scores? Seattle hasn’t lost by double digits in 60-some odd games, dude. Which btw is a current NFL record. 3 score losses only come courtesy of the Colts and Andrew Suck.

  45. Solid game manager who fits with what the Seahawks do but not worth top 5 money. Hawks will pay him that amount though since they need him with the lack of replacements available.

  46. Wilson is a very good QB. Seattle led the league in plays over twenty yards last year. He had more yards rushing than many teams’ running backs.
    He has had 3 years of patchwork quilt O-lines in front of him. He has consistently delivered wins.
    His 3rd season and each year Seattle has been to the playoffs and to the SB twice. Yes, they lost on a Wilson throw at the end. So what? That one play sums up his career.
    Seattle hasn’t been this successful ever.
    11 wins in his first year, a SB win in his second year, and a near SB win his third year. In his fourth year they are early favorites for another shot at a SB. Defense is great, running game is great. Don’t forget that he is PART of that running game too.

    He knows that Seattle is a successful team and that keeps him in the spotlight. What other team does he want to go to? With Seattle he is always in the news and in demand with the endorsements.

    Does he deserve top money. I think so.

    Check out some of his stats compared to other greats in their first 3 years.

  47. 4 years with 2 franchise tags = approx. $80 MM plus God doing you a solidwhen it comes to health and injury

    4 years at $22 MM per year plus guarantees and signing bonuses , etc. = approx. $103 MM plus you can afford a car payment and a mortgage.

  48. widerightyouloseagain says:
    May 28, 2015 1:51 PM
    No way this guy is a top 5 QB, not even close. You guys made this mess by making him out to be something he’s not.

    Now deal with it.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m a Bears fan… don’t care for the Seahawks and I’m not a R. Wilson fan…

    You’re right he’s not a top 5 QB…

    But you’re wrong to say he’s “not even close” to being in the top 5.

    He’s easily in the 2nd 5 of QB’s…

    One ranking had him 8th last season and 6th for the season before last.

    Looking around one will find R. Wilson comfortably in the 6 to 10 range of best QB’s…

    And uh, that is close to top 5…

    Just because one doesn’t like a player or a team doesn’t mean they can ignore reality.

    He makes good decisions, he doesn’t turn the ball over, he completes passes, he has a high QB rating…

    No, he isn’t Aaron Rodgers or a Tom Brady… but then I’m not saying he’s top 5 like them…

  49. Great news for Seahawks fans. This will be Wilson’s “Show me” year. Either he plays better or he’s gone!

  50. arzcardinals says:
    May 28, 2015 3:14 PM
    Sorry, but he’s dumb to ‘just play it out’
    He could be injured at any time, including OTA’s or training camp. Seattle is NOT going to give him a $100 million deal if his knee gets blown up.
    He has ALL the leverage now and he needs to use it. He’s been amazing on and off the field for them.
    I like being mr. nice guy, but he needs to stand up for himself…if he doesn’t he gets 800,000 this year then gets paid…it sure as heck isn’t worth the risk. Just seems crazy to hand over your leverage…USE IT or you may LOSE IT.
    ———————————————————————
    That’s a great explanation of the potential downsides of playing out his contract, but you neglected to mention the alternatives of Wilson honoring his contract.

  51. beerbudsnbevo says:
    May 28, 2015 1:33 PM

    I would play the year out then demand a trade…

    Then be very picky where I get traded to…

    Hawks are garbage without him. Let them find out.

    He doesn’t have that option if you understood the rules.

    The Hawks can franchise him and if he sits out the Hawks don’t have to pay him and it starts over the next year as if it’s his first franchise year.

  52. You can’t compare a 3rd year QB to Manning, Rogers and Brady.

    Manning and Rogers are deep into their careers and you should compare Wilson today at where they were starting year 4. Then suddenly Wilson looks elite.

    Brady’s a cheater so we don’t know how good he is although Wilsons stats today >>> Brady’s starting year 4.

  53. So if he doesn’t get a new deal and they tag him next year that means they’ll have to pay him the average of the top 5 QBs in the league I think. Then if they can’t come to a deal, the next year he could be tagged again but would be in line for a significant raise so I don’t see that happening.

    I think Wilson is mobile enough to have a lower risk of getting hurt than someone like Peyton Manning. Still, it is a risk but in his case the risk could be worth the reward. Seattle has nobody behind him so if they lost him they’d be in big trouble. Marshawn Lynch may only have a year or two left and if they were to lose both of these players their offense will truly be offensive.

  54. Business is business. The current climate for player contracts are heavily weighted in favor of the owners. They get rookies on the cheap for years and therefore overpay no one early in their careers, and then they can offer luxurious back heavy contracts to veterans and cut them at any time or “encourage” them to renegotiate in the latter years.

  55. there really are no realistic injuries that will prevent him from cashing in next year. he plays, tears up his knee, the ‘hawks will either franchise him (which is their plan anyway) or he’ll sign for big $$ as a free agent, even with a recovering knee.

    more risky than injuries is a bad season ON the field. not saying it’s going to happen but he is in that 2nd tier right now, and a bad season will cost him a ton of $$.

  56. I hate to admit it, but Wilson really deserves a large raise. Take care of your players or gain a reputation as being cheap and tightfisted.

  57. I just wish you haters would make up your minds already.

    Is he an overrated game manager who contributes nothing to the team because their defense wins all of their games?

    Or is it that the “Hawks are garbage without him?”

    You haters can’t keep changing your minds depending on the context of the conversation.

  58. Russell Wilson should play out his contract and hit the open market and cash out big time.

    All these morons complaining that he should sign a team-friendly contract now after 3 years of excellent production on a rookie contract are Seahawks fans who want to have their cake and eat it too.

  59. That’s the right thing to say to the public but let’s be real, this is the NFL.

    Wilson needs and deserves a much better contract for winning a Superbowl and going to another at such an early stage to his career.

    He beat out Matt Flynn and pretty much should have just received his contract as the starting QB at least as of year 2.

    While I respect him for not clamoring too much about it, he actually is in a position where he should. The world loves this guy and he deserves better pay as a starting QB with his talents and character. A true Franchise QB.

    The problem with organizations is that they do not open negotiations for employees that deserve it. Wilson doesn’t strike me as a QB that would demand to be the highest paid player either.

    The organization needs to show him some love…

  60. Russel Wilson has never won a game where the defense gives up more then the league average.

    Lets face it, the defense this year will not be as good as it has been the last 2 years.

    I think we see to much of Simon in the legion add that to a flaky pass rush they will give up more points.

    On the flip side Jimmy will help the passing attack but hurt the run game.

    The play calling may become predictable if Jimmy comes out on run plays.

    We will have to see how injuries play out.

    signed a Packer fan

  61. I would fire my agent if he came out and made that remark, especially when Ryan Tanehill just signed a $77 million contract with $45 million guaranteed and he hasn’t done JACK! Have the Dolphins made the playoffs, hell no? And Russell Wilson has been to the Superbowl twice and he’s making $1.5 million; are you kidding me? Fire your agent Russell!

  62. Let me tell you why he’s content to play out his contract. If he negotiates now, he has two SB appearances and one SB win in his first three years in the league. Next year, he’ll have three SB appearances and two wins in his first four years in the league. You can probably also add another dozen or so NFL records to his resume. He’ll be worth more next year and he’s confident enough to believe he can deliver that second Lombardi to Seattle. Go Russell!

  63. If Wilson plays out his contract and gets the franchise tag the 2 years after that, he’ll make $53 million over 3 years (almost $18 million/yr) and be a free agent at the height of his career.

    Best move for him

  64. Mr Intentional Grounding needs to get planted in turf and made to feel as unwelcome as possible in the NFL. IF it were not for his consistent ability to intentionally toss the ball to avoid a sack, he’d be Ginger Rogers Griffin from Washington. He is simply disgusting.

  65. Best young QB in the league. I wouldn’t blame him for one second on the goal line pick, that was just a bad call and a great play.

    Seattle is a good team without him and a Super Bowl team with him.

  66. You darn right that was a “bad call”…made even worse by choosing to throw to what, the 5th receiver, if not lower, on the depth chart, who in fact ran the route like he was on a casual walk to the grocery store. Lockett runs that route even briskly the defender isn’t in position to jump the route.

    But nobody ever points out that fact but me…it’s so obvious. But of course the facts don’t fit the haters narrative that it’s Wilson’s fault. How’s about calling a pass to the undefended 3rd of the field to the right. The fault of the play is on Bevell…and Bevell knows it….he should have been fired. Most unimaginative OC in the league…Mr. run first on every first and second down, and pass on 3rd down when every D knows it’s a pass…whatever!

  67. So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I clowned that guy when he was in college at Wisconsin. I went to Madison, WI with my buddies to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play Wilson’s Badgers in 2011. After the game, that guy showed up to our hotel room, started acting like he owned the place, and said he should “whoop on everybody” for not respecting him. I confronted him. Him being 5’11” 250 lbs. and me 6’6″ 250 lbs, I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad my friend deleted the video before he posted it online or texted it to anybody.

  68. Wow, only a Seahawks homer would actually think Russell Wilson is the best QB in the league.

  69. *5’11 and 200 lbs. I told that dude to whoop me if he thought he was so tough. He wanted none of this. He tried to talk his way out of it.

  70. mississippininerfan says:
    May 28, 2015 1:56 PM
    Again screw Wilson, Carroll, the rest of the team and the entire city. Here’s hoping for a Paine Stewart airplane ride for the team.
    ******************
    Wow!! Have a great day man!!

  71. tigerlilac says:
    May 28, 2015 2:04 PM
    Excellent young player with a great future. It took the game’s greatest coach to prepare a rookie free agent corner and a former veteran Seahawks’ corner to be prepared to make the winning interception against Wilson in Super Bowl 49, possibly the best play in super bowl history.
    *****************
    Well said! Credit where due. It was a GREAT defensive play!!

  72. skawh says:
    May 29, 2015 3:31 PM
    You darn right that was a “bad call”…made even worse by choosing to throw to what, the 5th receiver, if not lower, on the depth chart, who in fact ran the route like he was on a casual walk to the grocery store. Lockett runs that route even briskly the defender isn’t in position to jump the route.

    But nobody ever points out that fact but me…it’s so obvious. But of course the facts don’t fit the haters narrative that it’s Wilson’s fault. How’s about calling a pass to the undefended 3rd of the field to the right. The fault of the play is on Bevell…and Bevell knows it….he should have been fired. Most unimaginative OC in the league…Mr. run first on every first and second down, and pass on 3rd down when every D knows it’s a pass…whatever!
    ***************
    While I agree with your statement that Lockett didn’t fly to the ball or hold his ground, I think the Hawks have done exactly what they needed to do in acquiring Graham. Imagine him taking that slant route!
    With that said, I disagree that Bevell should have been fired. The expectation of the coaches is that the player puts himself in position for the play that is called. Lockett could have, should have, done that. Wilson’s pass, while not perfectly placed, was very catchable. The time out scenario and the number of downs left made a pass play a smart call. If not for the brilliant play of Butler, it would have been incomplete or a touchdown and two in a row.

  73. Has anyone considered that owner Paul Allen (by FAR the wealthiest owner in the league) has assured Wilson he will be taken care of after his playing days are over. I don’t know if that would be unethical, but I could see a casual conversation including a hand shake and an assurance that Wilson will be taken very good care of down the road.

  74. usdcoyotesfan says:
    May 29, 2015 7:53 PM

    So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I clowned that guy when he was in college at Wisconsin. I went to Madison, WI with my buddies to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play Wilson’s Badgers in 2011. After the game, that guy showed up to our hotel room, started acting like he owned the place, and said he should “whoop on everybody” for not respecting him. I confronted him. Him being 5’11” 250 lbs. and me 6’6″ 250 lbs, I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad my friend deleted the video before he posted it online or texted it to anybody.
    ________________
    You are SO full of crap. It sounds like your team got beat badly by the Badgers, so you troll the internet looking for chances to put in a late hit. I’ll bet YOU’RE not playing in the NFL, are you? Jealous of his success after he burned your team? Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia for your reading pleasure:

    “The Badgers dominated South Dakota from the FCS in their final “tune-up” game before the start of the Big Ten season. Wisconsin rolled up 612 yards on offense, 345 through the air and 267 on the ground, and only yielded 173 offensive yards to the Coyotes (124 rushing and 49 passing).”

  75. So basically, Seahawks are telling Wilson “Hey, thanks for the memories, but we don’t want you, need you or care about you.”

    Im sure the other players are motivated to give Seattle their very best!

  76. Let’s look at the facts here: Wilson will be paid as a top 3-5 QB with just being an ave statistical QB. The Seahawks success is not on his shoulders. He has been given the best D in the NFL, historic caliber D. They have also used Lynch to take some of the load off of Wilson. If Wilson was on Tampa Bay would he be as good? NO! But the elite QBs in the league like Brady, Manning, Bree’s, Rogers, Roethlesberger would be. The Seahawks will over pay and it will cripple them from signing guys on D and who knows about how long Lynch will be doing what he does.

    If those elite QBs I mentioned had the Seattle D they would be multiple Super Bowl winners!

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