Russell Wilson gets $21.9 million per year in “new money”

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He beat Aaron Rodgers on the football field in January. But Russell Wilson hasn’t beaten Rodgers in the contract department, yet.

Despite a widespread belief that Wilson intended to become the highest-paid player in the game, with a contract worth more than the $22 million the Packers gave to Aaron Rodgers, the four-year, $87.6 million “extension” (as reported by Peter King of TheMMQB.com) gives Wilson a new-money average of $21.9 million.

It’s still unclear whether Wilson is under contract for four more years beyond 2015, or whether it’s a new four-year deal that replaces the one-year remaining on his rookie contract. Wilson’s tweet mentions “four more years“; if it’s an extension, he’s under contract for five more years.

That’s a potentially critical distinction. If it’s a fresh four-year, $87.6 million deal, Wilson is under contract through 2018. If it’s an extension, Wilson will be under contract through 2019.

Obviously, the sooner he’s eligible for another new deal, the better.

As it stands, he’ll either be in line for a new deal at age 30, or at age 31.

141 responses to “Russell Wilson gets $21.9 million per year in “new money”

  1. mrwalterisgod says:
    Jul 30, 2015 5:34 PM
    Deal is imminent. Remember when Ian Rapoport put out tweets that Dez and the Cowboys were nowhere near a deal? He signed the next day.

    He put out a tweet saying there were next to no talks between Denver and DT…. guy signed a few hours later.

    They’ll get it done.

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  2. Kansas City Chiefs are prepared to go on a dynasty run.
    Andy Reid has assembled a team more dominant than Seattle, and has the better QB who will finally bust loose and show why he was the top pick.

    Seahawks will get back to the postseason, but will not get another title.

  3. Can you imagine if he didn’t choke and blow the SB? He’d be making bigger money then.

  4. Not that they had a choice but my goodness is this dude overpaid. Very good qb but not even worthy to be paid like the top qb’s in this league. I wonder what all of those seahawks fans that were saying this team was unselfish and all would take discounts are feeling now. Seahawks go as Lynch and that Def go. Russell is just a supporting cast member.

  5. Sorry, not on the level Rodgers, Luck, Brees… Way overpaid

    Luck is smiling right now though!

  6. Russell Wilson finally wised up. Honestly i think he was being a knuckled head passing up 21 mil a year for the Seahawks. But then again i think he was signing a contract today no matter what. He waited till today to squeeze just a tad more money out.

    He was only making 1.5 mil this year and to make up for that 19.5 mil loss if he played out this season without a new deal he was going to need a 25+ mil offer after the season.

    He might not get that from any team if he waited. Plus if he did make “basically the same” over a few year period and for another team that isn’t good like the Seahawks are sounded ludicrous to me

  7. Wilson got paid for past performance rather than future expectations. The Seahawks did not have much choice, but like the Bears, they will live to regret this.

  8. “He beat Aaron Rodgers on the football field in January”

    Hardly… His team got lucky that the Packers went conservative. If anything the team carried him to the win.

  9. “He beat Aaron Rodgers on the football field in January.”

    Actually he beat McCarthy that day. If GB had a good game day coach it would’ve never happened. MM set the tone for thinking the game was over.

  10. Russell Wilson is not that great. The man threw a pick to secure a SB loss for his team. Tom Brady had 12 completions in the 4th quarter alone. Wilson had 11 completions for the entire game. He only wins because his defense carries him. Put Luck on the Seahawks, and they would be better.

  11. Too soon to give him this kind of money. They must have felt they needed to lock him up. Expect him to live up to the contract’s worth.

  12. per Over The Cap, Hawks ranked 9th best in the league for cap space in 2016, with $38 million available (before Wilson’s deal). Obviously this is going to cut into that space, but they will keep the guys they need – Wagner’s next in line. The guys they won’t keep? It’ll be a guy like Bruce Irvin, who someone will pay $9m/yr and become the 2016 version of Byron Maxwell. I think most Hawks fans would rather pay up for Wilson, accept the loss of a non-critical player like Irvin, than lose Wilson and try to find another franchise QB. Ask the Bills how much a strong defense gets you when there’s no one of quality behind center.

  13. Seattle:

    2012 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts
    2013 – Ranked #31 in Pass Attempts
    2014 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts

    None of that tells me he is able to put the game on his back as opposed to the other top paid QB’s.

  14. I wonder how Kam feels about this. Chancellor is a much better more important player to the chickens. It will be entertaining to see what happens with this team over the next couple years. Russell wilson putting them in cap hell while he is a mediocre qb.

  15. Iknowitall says:

    Kansas City Chiefs are prepared to go on a dynasty run.
    Andy Reid has assembled a team more dominant than Seattle, and has the better QB who will finally bust loose and show why he was the top pick.

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    Alex Smith couldn’t bust loose if he was given a case of grenades and a bazooka.

    He is the very eiptome of conservative game manager.

  16. No problem with Russell being paid a little less than Rodgers; he isn’t as valuable to the ‘Hawks as Rodgers is to the Packers. Let’s just be honest about that. They both have one SB ring.

  17. congrats seattle, you just gave Trent Dilfer $21+ million a year. what a joke. that’s a lot of money for a game manager that cant drop back and pass the ball. LOL

  18. Yeah everybody here has their “expert” opinion on how he should be paid, bottom line is the seahawks saw fit to pay man who has had a top 3 qbr since he came into the league, and a man that has obviously changed the franchise. Stop hating people, its 2015 and its getting old, if you’re not a fan of the seahawks you have no right to criticize the deal.

  19. Wilson is the goods, he deserves to get paid. He has that “it” factor that can’t be coached. Problem for the Hawks is, now they have 4 or 5 guys making LONG money, and something will have to give elsewhere. Wilson, Lynch, Sherman, Thomas, now Jimmy Graham, and I’m not sure what Chancellor is paid, but he command pretty big money relative to his position too. Someone will have to go at some point. But you’re nowhere without a QB, so they had to make this deal happen.

  20. djvh2 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:31 AM

    “He beat Aaron Rodgers on the football field in January.”

    Actually he beat McCarthy that day. If GB had a good game day coach it would’ve never happened. MM set the tone for thinking the game was over.
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    The problem actually started in the first quarter when they had 2-3 shots inside the 10-yard line and MM played it too conservatively by kicking FGs. You’ve got to take some chances to win the really big games, Mike.

  21. Wilson beat Rodgers in the number of interceptions thrown perhaps. Wilson threw 4 while an injured Rodgers threw 2.

  22. smalltownqb says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:35 AM
    Seattle:

    2012 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts
    2013 – Ranked #31 in Pass Attempts
    2014 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts

    None of that tells me he is able to put the game on his back as opposed to the other top paid QB’s.
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    that says it all. He is trent dilfer when he won a superbowl. tell me this, who would honestly want Russell Wilson to be their QB if the game was on the line and it was 4th down and 9 yards to go??? I would want a guy that can actually make a pass without having to run around for 5 seconds waiting for the play to break down

  23. I’m guessing that most of you who are saying the he’s not good enough for this contract have had your team go to the Super Bowl 2 out of the last 3 years… if at all…

  24. $22 million a year for Rodgers vs $21.9 million a year for Wilson?

    The Packers got the better deal.

  25. Russell Wilson: Guy who threw the game losing pick in the Super Bowl. Had 11 completions for the entire game while Brady had 12 alone in the 4th quarter. Guy who threw 4 picks against the Packers while his defense and running back bailed him out. Never won a game when his defense gives up more than 24 points. Yet Seahawks fans think he’s a great quarterback.

  26. And you can bet with those personalities in that locker room that there will be a tremendous amount of animosity permeating from other players. Especially, the loudmouths on defense.

  27. revelation123 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:42 AM
    $22 million a year for Rodgers vs $21.9 million a year for Wilson?

    The Packers got the better deal.

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    Except its 5/89 for Wilson with the 1.5 he will make this year, at 17.8 per and he is 6 years younger than Rodgers.

  28. mrwalterisgod says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:24 AM
    mrwalterisgod says:
    Jul 30, 2015 5:34 PM
    Deal is imminent. Remember when Ian Rapoport put out tweets that Dez and the Cowboys were nowhere near a deal? He signed the next day.

    He put out a tweet saying there were next to no talks between Denver and DT…. guy signed a few hours later.

    They’ll get it done.

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    lol. I can agree with that, haha. Well played, sir!

  29. LOL…sorry but no QB is worth the cap jump equal to 3-5 pro bowlers.

    None.

    You can cover a lot of holes when your QB makes 900k. Let’s see what they do when he makes 20+

    Oh…and they’ve already got a camp holdout… The wheels are gonna fall off fast.

  30. He is a great leader. Always says and DOES the right thing. That is huge. Great guy who deserves every nickel. How many QBs go to see kids in hospital every Tuesday? Guy is class act.

  31. “He is Trent Dilfer when he won the super bowl”
    Trent Dilfer 2000/2001 season – 12 Td 11 int 59.3%, 1502Yards 76.6 qbr, 99 rushing yards.
    Russell Wilson 2013 season – 26 Td 9 int 63.1% 3357 Yards 101.2 qbr, 536 Rushing yards.
    So why dont the “experts” tell us how much he looks like Trent Dilfer.

  32. RW is almost last in pass attempts?

    Who cares? The only meaningful stat is wins, period or as the illutrious Jim Murray, L.A. Times once said, “the only field position that really mattered was when your guy was in the end zone”!

  33. Luck’s not getting 25 million next year. The Colts have already exercised the option to keep him for a 5th year. They won’t talk to him until after the 2016 season ends, so they can keep wasting money on bad choices to surround Luck with. They’ll be purging the team shortly after they finally start paying Luck in 2017.

  34. I’m not a Seahawk’s fan but people saying “he’s not that good” and “he’s not worth the money” would be doing handsprings if the Seahawks traded him to their team.
    Wilson isn’t elite but he’s a very good QB and in the NFL today unless you have a very good QB, you’re never going to the Superbowl.
    This was a fair deal and frankly the going rate for good QBs in the league.

  35. Wilson produced over 4300 yards from scrimmage(that’s more than Brady) and 26 TDs last year.

    Not too bad for game manager. To compare a run first team’s passing yards to a pass first team’s yards is silly.

    Why will this contract destroy the roster? Wagner is only deal that needs to get done. Lynch probably retires after this year freeing up even more space, and the cap will rise again next year. Everything is OK

  36. Luck may want to look at the Colts history and reconsider a max money grab. Peyton got max money and the Colts were always missing one little piece. Leave a few measely million on the table and the team can maybe grab a high value (low cost) contributor. Maybe grab a rookie CB prospect who makes the play of a lifetime, a play which allows you to hoist the trophy. In the salary cap era success or failure in the NFL is in the margins.

  37. You people are hilarious. You’re all smarter than the people negotiating these contracts. I mean really, other than the price of the super sized fries you’re selling at your place of employment, what else qualifies you be an expert on salary negotiations? Wilson has had mostly undrafted recievers, an offensive line that gives close to the worst protection in the nfl and yet, he’s set records everywhere he’s played and he’ll set many more because all key players are LOCKED UP for 3 years. Plus, he now has some drafted recievers and Jimmy graham to make sure the red zone is now CAKE

  38. I knew there’d be lots of comments stating he isn’t worth it. And you’re right. But you’re also wrong. He’s worth it to Seattle. Classic case of a guy that fits the system and makes their team much better. What the alternative? Is there another QB in the world that makes Seattle better? I say no. So Seattle did what they had to do.

  39. I can’t wait to see the Rams drive him into the turf week 1 followed by a trip to Green Bay. An 0-2 start is highly possible.

  40. For the people asking why he is getting paid so much… Wilson is a young QB who has been to the Superbowl twice already. Winning one and his coach likely cost him the other. This league rewards QBs based on team success. Who knows where Seattle would be without him.

  41. So many haters on here proving that they don’t watch Seahawks football games unless it’s the Superbowl or NFCCG. Is he Rodgers or Brady or Manning or Brees? No. And I for one am thankful for that. He is Russell Wilson and he wins games for our Seahawks. He uses his legs better than any other quarterback. He can throw passes as good as anyone, except the Seahawks are not a team that relies on the deep pass. We rely on the run game. And Russell Wilson makes plays with his legs. Everyone chalks it up to the defense and Beast Mode, but Wilson’s running is what keeps Seattle as one of the best running offenses in the league. Beast Mode consistently gets 1200 yards a season, and last year Wilson added more than 800 yards of his own. So, yes, Wilson is NOT like the “elite” QBs you all go on and on about. But he is elite. Deny it all you want.

    His contract will ruin the team? Is that what happened to the Packers?? Gimme a break.

  42. Alotta Wilson haters (or just hate Hawks in general?). He has all the intangibles you want in a QB. Great community guy, so great face of franchise.

    Yea he threw the losing pick. So what. You win some you lose some. Maybe it was just an exceptional play by the CB???

    If you had the money, wouldn’t you want to secure a starting caliber with his credentials? Don’t give me the he’s just Trent dilfer/defense does it all talk. Switch a game mgr like Alex Smith and Seahawks wouldn’t be nearly as good.

    (raider nation!)

  43. 3 years in the league.
    3 playoff appearances.
    One ring.
    Another one close as hell, but pats defense was good.

    We’ll take it and suffer the consequences

  44. All well and good, but what does it have to do with real football topics like deflating footballs?

  45. If its 21.9/year for 4 years after the current season (1.5MM) then it’s not unreasonable for Seattle.

    Had they franchised him next year it would cost 25, and then who know what after the next few years.

    Seattle may have overpaid 1MM/year which isn’t the end of the world for a QB. And the cost to replace a QB is high, involving years of drafting. Just as the Jets, Bills, Browns, Jags, etc.

  46. nite2al says:
    Jul 31, 2015 11:00 AM

    People seem to forget the discount Seattle has had with this guy for the last 4 years.

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    Its called a rookie contract. 32 other teams also got a discount for the last 4 years.

  47. Welcome to a level playing field Seattle. Now lets see if you can keep it up like the Pats and Pack.

  48. Rodgers 2013 and 14 (25 games): 6900 yards, 55 tds, 11 INT (276/2.2/.44 per game)

    Wilson 2013 and 14 (32 games): 6800 yds, 46 tds, 16 INT (212/1.4/.5 per game)

    And for anyone arguing rushing, Wilson has 1000 more yards, 5 more TDs, and 7 more fumbles over those two years.

    This is not a good deal for Seattle.

  49. I’ll be there in November 8 rows up on the 48 yard line wearing my steelers jersey watching Wilson give it up to the steelers. Thanks for doing this sea chickens. You wanna talk deals? How does Ben’s contract and game winning record look compared to this journeyman? Puts up the numbers, and the points when the rest of the team and Lady Luck aren’t carrying him. Hahahahha. Can’t wait.

  50. smalltownqb says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:35 AM

    Seattle:
    2012 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts
    2013 – Ranked #31 in Pass Attempts
    2014 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts
    None of that tells me he is able to put the game on his back as opposed to the other top paid QB’s.
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    You forgot play-offs, SB (win), SB(loss) but you didn’t mention the Dolphins QB who got PAID and hasn’t done NOTHING. Flacco won 1 SB and got paid, so has Manning, Rodgers, Brees and a lot of other QBs so to think that he wasn’t going to get paid makes you the clown!

  51. trubroncfan07 says:

    That is a lot of money for a guy who threw the game losing interception in the Super Bowl
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    lolz… from a bronco fan… who’s overpaid qb started the game off with a turnover to start a super bowl. Then threw more INT’s than TD’s.

    Come back with some better material kid

  52. Not overpaid bc he’s been to two Super Bowls vs Rodgers, one and done/choked. More like Rodgers is overpaid qb, who couldn’t bring his team back from behind to beat any team.

  53. Hawks had to pay him. Good deal for both. Now, Joe Flacco is more of a bargain everyday.

  54. If Jay Cutler has an even reasonably decent season, he’s going to start looking like a bargain.

  55. Russell Wilson is a very lucky man. If he had been drafted by the Jets or Jaguars, his career so far would have played out very differently. This is a good but not great quarterback with some athletic skill who landed on a team with a historically great defense. He is as much along for the ride as he is leading that team. But I shouldn’t malign the man on his payday, you lucky dog. And you are, Russell.

  56. travlinful says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:53 AM
    RW is almost last in pass attempts?

    Who cares? The only meaningful stat is wins, period or as the illutrious Jim Murray, L.A. Times once said, “the only field position that really mattered was when your guy was in the end zone”!

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    Tell Tebow and Vince Young that.

  57. Wagner already upset and its been approximately 10 minutes since Wilson’s signing broke… the salary cap blows

  58. trubroncfan07 says:

    That is a lot of money for a guy who threw the game losing interception in the Super Bowl

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    First, judging a multi-year contract based on one play is silly.

    Second, the reason the Hawks lost the Super Bowl was not that play, it was that they had SEVENTEEN guys on injured reserve and lost two more players to injury during the game.

    Even with more than a third of their roster injured, they still came closer to repeating as champions than 39 out of 47 previous teams.

  59. Luck may want to look at the Colts history and reconsider a max money grab. Peyton got max money and the Colts were always missing one little piece. Leave a few measely million on the table and the team can maybe grab a high value (low cost) contributor. Maybe grab a rookie CB prospect who makes the play of a lifetime, a play which allows you to hoist the trophy. In the salary cap era success or failure in the NFL is in the margins.
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    Yep, because Grigson has been horrible with his drafts. Going on year 4 without a max contract, wheres that extra piece? Luck is still putting the Colts on his back, he might as well cash out. Wilson is cashing in being carried by that defense and run game. Luck definitely deserves his pay day, but he may very well take a middle of the road deal being the contender he is.

  60. Superbowl loser gets 21 million qb.
    Superbowl winner gets 4 game vacation and a newwwwwwwwwwwww phone.

  61. will see how he produces now that they have a new defensive coordinator and he will be asked to carry the team. My prediction? 8-8.

  62. The Wilson backlash is hilarious.

    One guy compared him to Trent Dilfer….that’s a person who knows next to nothing about football

    Others claim he wins because he’s on a running team…..and fails to acknowledge that Wilson contributed 33% of those rushing yards. Others gripping about he’s paid too much….even though he has been vastly underpaid for 4 years and next year when the cap starts increasing due to new revenue growth his deal will look like a bargain.

    Listen burger flippers….the Seahawks front office has been very good for a while now. These are people who have high paying jobs on the line to get this right…..not a bunch of yahoos on a message board that think they’re experts on cap numbers and player valuation

  63. Hawks fans should love this signing – it definitely extends the window for Seattle to be Superbowl contenders! If they lose a few pieces on defense due to cap constraints, they can draft replacements and coach them up to speed. There might only be another year of Beast Mode, so enjoy it right now. With Russell signed, the future of the offense still looks bright.

  64. There’s the beginning of the demise for the Seahawks. Proven talent will be impossible to retain going forward with that cap hit. The combined Cap for the Seahawks’ top 53 players for 2015 was set at $139,359,453 with $1,696,868 being Wilson’s portion. The maximum Cap per team for 2015 is set at $143.25 Million, meaning the Seabirds only had $3,890,547 available cap space…without have to cut &/or reduce other’s pay. So, this one deal is going to hurt WAY more than it’s going to help.

    That, and Wilson is NO WHERE Near worth that much. The rest of the NFL rejoices in this terrible decision by Seattle.

  65. mongo3401 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:29 AM

    Seahawks are going to be in cap hell starting 2016.

    yeah, except Wilson, Lynch, Thomas, Sherman, Graham, Chancellor,
    and KJ Wright are all under contract thru 2017. How many pro bowlers does your team have locked up for the next 3 seasons?

  66. truthdispensary says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:12 PM

    There’s the beginning of the demise for the Seahawks. Proven talent will be impossible to retain going forward with that cap hit. The combined Cap for the Seahawks’ top 53 players for 2015 was set at $139,359,453 with $1,696,868 being Wilson’s portion. The maximum Cap per team for 2015 is set at $143.25 Million, meaning the Seabirds only had $3,890,547 available cap space…without have to cut &/or reduce other’s pay. So, this one deal is going to hurt WAY more than it’s going to help.

    That, and Wilson is NO WHERE Near worth that much. The rest of the NFL rejoices in this terrible decision by Seattle.

    Thanks, you can join us in rejoicing this great, great day.

  67. 1st and 2nd tier QBs have so much leverage these days. 1st tier QBs get locked up long-term, so teams have to lock up their 2nd tier guys and give them more money than they are worth.

    #goodtimetobeaqb

  68. It’s not often that you see a guy who appears to be a genuinely upright citizen in a top position in pro sports. Good on RW for this contract.

    Pats fan btw.

  69. Let see,
    Russell Wilson rated the 5th best QB (as a 3rd yr player) by NFL players…

    Rated elite by 11 of 35 top personnel evaluators (GMs, coaches, defensive coordinators, offesive coordinators, scouts ) and very good by another 23. Only rated average by 1 of the 35

    Better 1st 3 year stats than Brady and Ben, or any other QB

    Threw only 1 less interception than Aaron Rogers last season, 3rd best last season

    849 yards rushing. 15th in the league. With NO fumbles.
    Rarely takes a big hit

    Has won more playoff games than the other QBs in his draft class COMBINED!!!

    Proven leader, well respected by his peers

    Young, only entering his 4th season. Still learning.

    Haters gonna find a reason to hate

    How does your QB rate?

  70. By all accounts, a good player and a good guy, but he is not worth that kind of money, period. Seahawks made a big mistake. Cap issues loom now and hurt their chances of keeping the band together. They have other very solid players due to get paid as well and will not be able to. Beyond that, he is getting paid essentially what Aaron Rodgers is getting and isn’t anywhere close to being in that man’s category and this is coming from a Vikings fan.

  71. vtsquirm says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:34 AM

    Luck is going to get $25million + per year
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    And he certainly isn’t worth it! He’s the most overrated player in the league right now. It will be confirmed, yet again, in week 5.

  72. there are zero Hawks fans unhappy about this. Wilson is a huge key to the team’s success. best QB in the league at buying time, one of the best improvisers, right among the leaders in 4th quarter comebacks since he joined the league.

    the money seems high – nobody is saying Wilson is at Rodgers’ level – but that’s just how the market is going right now. the cap keeps going up, and if Rodgers was free agent today, he’d get more than he did before. this deal keeps the hawks contenders for the next several years.

  73. And the window just closed on the Seahawks. Another franchise has handcuffed itself to one player, leaving little for other important pieces of the team. When will the QBs (and their agents and the NFLPA) ever learn? My dawg Andy Luck is up next. I know he will hamstring the Colts the way Peyton (All the Cap Space Dollars are Mine) Manning did. Maybe the Colts and Seahawks will play in SB 50 as kind of a Window Closing Bowl.

  74. Lets not forget who threw that INT on the one yard line which cost his team Back 2 Back
    Super Bowl Championships!!!!

  75. Yes, he beat Rodgers on the field when Rodgers left the game with a lead, the defense and special teams blew it and then he led them on a game tying drive for OT where he never got back on the field.

    Talk about beating someone.

  76. niners816 says: Jul 31, 2015 10:27 AM

    Thank you, Russ, for hamstringing your team. The Legion of Bums is about to implode. I love it.
    _________________________

    You’re probably right, because no one knows better than a Niners fan what an imploding team looks like.

  77. danind says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:40 AM
    smalltownqb says:
    Jul 31, 2015 10:35 AM
    Seattle:

    2012 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts
    2013 – Ranked #31 in Pass Attempts
    2014 – Ranked #32 in Pass Attempts

    None of that tells me he is able to put the game on his back as opposed to the other top paid QB’s.
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    that says it all. He is trent dilfer when he won a superbowl. tell me this, who would honestly want Russell Wilson to be their QB if the game was on the line and it was 4th down and 9 yards to go??? I would want a guy that can actually make a pass without having to run around for 5 seconds waiting for the play to break down

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    Who would want him? I’d say about 28 other teams….including yours probably

  78. Game manager…as soon as they start losing the talent on “D” due to the cap, he will be seriously exposed.

  79. unitas19 says:
    Jul 31, 2015 12:32 PM

    All this guy does is win, good signing
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    We must have watched different versions of the Superbowl.

  80. This deal makes sense. Committing big money to an elite player with elite character and elite leadership makes sense.
    1. The Seahawks were a 500 team until Wilson arrived
    2. With diva wide receivers averaging 5.5 touches a game getting 14 million a year, Wilson still appears under paid. Quarterbacks affect 70 offensive plays a game.
    3. All elite teams have to pay big bucks for an elite QB. Luck is the only exception and Luck too should push the Colts to get a deal done. Luck’s agent isn’t doing a good job.
    4. Wagner is an awesome player but the QB position trumps the linebacker position and all other positions many times over. The Seahawks should try and keep Wagner but not at the expense of losing Wilson.
    5. Teams can go a quarter century or more before they land an elite QB. Be happy you found an elite QB and don’t let them go.

  81. Sportrac doesn’t have all the details at the moment, but they are showing a $31 million signing bonus and 60 million in guaranteed money on a contract that runs through 2019, meaning the 1.5 million is still intact for this year. That will add 6.2 million to Wilson’s cap number for this year, which leaves Seattle 4.7 million under the cap for this year. If the rest of the cap hit is spread equally between 2016-2019, Wilson’s cap hit will be around 20.5 million next year. If Seattle were to manage to carry over the remaining 4.7 million from this year, that would leave them currently at about 19 million in cap space to start next offseason. Okung, Wagner, Mebane, and Irvin are free agents. Mebane and Irvin aren’t going to be back. In fact, they may cut Mebane. They’ll have the funds to re-up Wagner and Okung absent them giving in to Chancellor’s demands.

  82. The patriots have the best quarterback and the Patriots have the best salary cap managers.This is the beginning of reality for Seattle,you can not keep everyone.

  83. Good deal for Seattle …. Money is stretched out over 5 years not four so his cap # is way less then $21M

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    That’s not true. He just still gets paid 1.5 Mil for 2015. He got a monster 31 Mil signing bonus. And the 21.9 Mil average will start in the 2016 season and go thru the 2019 season.

  84. Lots of folks on here saying Wilson isn’t worth it… You do realize that he plays QB, right? If you are out of your rookie deal and you play QB in the NFL you are going to make a lot of money. I bet you same people would think he’s overpaid if he got 6 million a year. Homers. Read the terms of the contract. He’s making regular money, not huge money (for NFL QBs).

  85. davehamgood says:Jul 31, 2015 1:50 PM

    The patriots have the best quarterback and the Patriots have the best salary cap managers.This is the beginning of reality for Seattle,you can not keep everyone.
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    Again since you weren’t paying attention. The seahawks have 7 pro bowlers under contract the next 3 seasons. How many do the Patriots have signed thru 2017?

     

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  86. LOL at the football MORONS around here. Nobody can argue with the success of this football team since Wilson became the starter.

  87. Thank you all for telling me whats going to happen to the Seahawks now that Wilson has signed. They won’t be in cap hell. They will be just fine. It’s not like they haven’t drafted studs every year. Earl Thomas, Kam chancellor, Byron maxwell, kj wright, bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, Bruce Irvin, Russell okung, Russell Wilson, Get the idea?? When they inherited Tim ruskells terrible roster they were paying a list of inferior players that were making up the salary cap hit that these guys I listed are now making. So how are they in trouble? It’s the same situation except much better players. Sorry if I don’t see your logic about how they’re in trouble. It’s not like they bought a great team the drafted a great team and history shows they’ll keep drafting great players.

  88. The Wilson haters keep referencing the end of the Super Bowl last season. How about the play he made against San Francisco in the 2013 NFC Championship game? On a 4th and 7, he threw a 50 yard td pass to Jermaine Kearse. Without that play they don’t get to a Super Bowl and win it in 2013. It would be nice if people realized that Wilson is only entering his fourth NFL season. He’s got another 10 years to keep getting better and win some more championships.

  89. smart move by him. this allows the team to afford more/better players thus allowing him to continue his success and set himself up for another monster contract while he’s still young to command one. Class act all the way

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