With the contractual expectations of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently in the headlines, Wilson has chimed in. Once again, however, he has declined to address his contractual expectations.
In remarks to reporters at the Madison, Wisconsin version of his annual passing academy, Wilson deflected a question about his next contract.
“That’s not where my focus is,” Wilson said. “The contract will work itself out. . . . I’m excited to hopefully be a Seattle Seahawk for a really, really long time. So that’s the goal.”
There’s no reason to currently doubt that he wants to stay with the Seahawks. But there’s also no reason to currently doubt that he wants to be paid more than any other player in the NFL, or to currently doubt that he’s prepared to change teams if need be, since he recently has said just that.
Of course Wilson wants to be a Seahawk. But if he wants more money to do that than the Seahawks are willing to pay, Wilson eventually will have to ask himself which of the two he wants more.