Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was on the red carpet at the ESPYs on Wednesday night, but no one was asking him about his thoughts on any of the awards that were going to be handed out during the event.
As it has been for almost all of the offseason, the topic of choice was Wilson’s contract. Wilson is set to play the 2015 season, the last of his rookie deal, for $1.5 million and he’s made it clear that he’s willing to play out the year before signing a new deal. That’s opened up the possibility that Wilson could play somewhere else come 2016, but Wilson said Wednesday that he was confident it would “all work out” but didn’t give much in the way of an update.
“I love Seattle, it’s a great city,” Wilson said, via ESPN.com. “I’m going to play my butt off every day. That’s all I know, and we’ll see what happens.”
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was at a different event in Los Angeles Wednesday and he got the same questions. Carroll, who was at the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, said that the team would continue to work toward an agreement while remaining vague about the chances of actually reaching one.
“Well, he’s crucial, as are all of our guys, and we want him back playing for us forever,” Carroll said, via the Seattle Times. “There’s a lot of work being done. It’s underway right now and maybe it happens, I don’t know. We’re hoping for it.”
If Wilson is willing to play out the 2015 season on his current deal in the absence of the offer he wants from the Seahawks, the chances of a quick resolution are likely to remain as slim as they’ve looked all offseason.