July 30th is the day players will report to training camp for the Seattle Seahawks.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, that is also the day long-term contract discussion will end between the team and quarterback Russell Wilson. Per Rapoport, the negotiations will end as soon as Wilson steps onto the team’s practice field as he wants to shift his focus to the 2015 season. At that stage, Wilson will likely be headed toward a franchise tag situation for 2016.
Wilson is set to enter the final year of his rookie contract, which is scheduled to pay him $1.54 million this season.
Head coach Pete Carroll said the two sides are working toward striking a deal and hope to get something done.
A deadline can have positive implications toward getting a deal done. Justin Houston, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas all had long-term deals come together on the final day of the negotiation windows for franchise players. It may spark the two sides to close the gap in negotiations before the Seahawks get their 2015 season rolling in two weeks time.