Russell Wilson on contract extension: I think good things will happen

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The Seahawks hit the offseason with Saturday night’s loss to the Cowboys and that means it is time to start talking about contracts and other off-field business.

Quarterback Russell Wilson‘s deal is on the list of topics. The 2019 season is the final one on the deal that Wilson signed in 2015 and he was asked about the prospect of signing another extension on Monday.

Wilson said he believes that “good things will happen” on that front while adding that he’d be comfortable entering next season without a new deal in place.

“Oh, yeah, if that’s what I’ve got to do,” Wilson said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “It’s business and everything else and I know essentially after this season I could potentially be a free agent, that kind of thing. I don’t think that way — I see myself being in Seattle. I love Seattle, special place for me. I also understand it’s a business world and everything else.”

Head coach Pete Carroll said that an extension for Wilson “is very much in our plans” for the offseason. Linebacker Bobby Wagner could also be up for a new deal in Seattle as he’s also heading into the final year of his current contract.

19 responses to “Russell Wilson on contract extension: I think good things will happen

  1. I was on the fence with Russ going into the season, but the Seahawks should make sure that he and Wags are taken care of for years to come. They’re productive, team-first guys that would be an asset to any team in the league. I agree with keeping Clark and Reed, too. Those guys are solid…

  2. bleedingfacemask says:
    January 7, 2019 at 6:07 pm
    The Seahawks could do worse than Wilson. A lot worse…
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    Worse than a Hall of Famer in his prime? Yeah, we could have Jimmy Garapolo, Cam Newton or Dak Prescott.

  3. If it weren’t for his agent Id say Russ would take a bit of a discount to help better the team…with that being said his agent deals predominantly in baseball, so i see no discount in sight. Should be a big payday for Russ, he deserves it.

  4. He is a top 5 QB in the league. With that said, if you pay the top 1 QB in the league $35M a year you will end up in salary cap jail and hurt the team.

  5. Overrated is an understatement. Dak showed him how you lead a team to victory Saturdat night. 3rd and 14, howabout 16…

  6. The frigging’ ground game wasn’t working against Dallas and Shotty continued to try and run the ball. NEWS FLASH: You have Russell Wilson as your QB should have let him AIR it out and win the game.

  7. Overrated. Without the scrambling he can’t lead an offense as a pocket passer. Age will not treat him kindly.

  8. TribeOfOne says:
    January 7, 2019 at 8:04 pm
    Overrated. Without the scrambling he can’t lead an offense as a pocket passer. Age will not treat him kindly.
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    35 TD Passes on only 427 attempts. Good call, definitely can’t hang.

    You need to fall out of love with passing yards as a stat my man.

  9. He could be one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league, getting paid more than Aaron Rodgers or Kirk Cousins. I hope Seattle is the team that pays him. Without him, they would have missed the playoffs this season. By paying him, however, they would need to make some “tough decisions” on the other roster spots. That was what Green Bay had to do for years.

  10. To pay or not to pay, that is the question, paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

    Either way, the Chicken Hawks are unlikely to reach the SB again without home field advantage throughout the playoffs, because Wilson has never won a road playoff game without good luck (RGIII being out of the game because of knee injury or Blair Walsh missing a chip shot field goal to win the game). No one can count on luck for 3 straight road games to reach the SB. They simply cannot have home field advantage if they cannot win their division. Despite Doug Baldwin’s proclamation of “Look out” the Chicken Hawks simply do not have the roster they will need to contend for the division title.

  11. How come good things and respect always come down to money? Can’t they just say they want the cash?

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