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.