Report: Russell Wilson’s agent still meeting with Seahawks

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Russell Wilson‘s agent remains in Seattle, discussing a new deal for the Seahawks quarterback, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

With both sides still “grinding,” Rapoport said that’s “reason for optimism.”

Agent Mark Rodgers arrived in Seattle on Friday with a deadline of today for a new deal, which is expected to make Wilson the highest-paid player in the game.

Peter King reported in Football Morning in America that Wilson’s deadline to sign a long-term deal is a now-or-never deadline. The Seahawks could keep Wilson in 2020 on a franchise tag, 2021 on a second franchise tag but then would have to pay him a whopping $52.4 million on a third franchise tag or he would become an unrestricted free agency in 2022.

Rapoport said no one yet is ruling the Seahawks getting a long-term deal completed.

37 responses to “Report: Russell Wilson’s agent still meeting with Seahawks

  1. If the Seahawks were smart, they would not Franchise tag Wilson at all. Or they could tag him once while he mentors his eventual replacement. If the Seahawks can find a replacement available in this years draft, they can pick him up, and let Wilson walk in free agency.

  2. Seems like as soon as these quarterbacks get these huge contracts, the teams go in the toilet. They’re taking up way too much cap space. Even the best quarterback play is becoming too expensive… you can’t keep any other top flight players.

  3. ricko1112 says:
    April 15, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    He can’t carry a team, he calls out his teammates, and often looks lost/panicked on the field. Hard pass…

    Obviously you do not watch the Hawks, you are a troll and your team, if you have one (probably a bandwagon dueschbag) He has carried the team, has never called out a teammate and never looks panicked. He panics so much he is the winningest QB in NFL history in anyone’s first 7 years. Idiot! If we lose him it will damage this team for years. Go Hawks

  4. The new trend:
    – Great QB on a rookie deal = Window to win
    – Pay a great QB market rate = No money left to field a competitive team

    Sad reality

  5. He IS that entire team. Constantly makes something out of nothing

    And they’ll really have no team if they make him the highest paid player. Either one franchise QB or try to build a winning team because you can’t have both unless you have Tom Brady and team friendly deals or hit every draft pick out of the park.

  6. I hope he re-signs just so we can quit getting hourly Russell Wilson updates. Although if he does sign I expect several more “Wilson should have tied his compensation to percentage of the cap” stories.

  7. Hawks fans wanting the team to walk are hilarious. Wilson is a top-5 QB, and would start for just about anyone except for the Packers and the Patriots. Do Seattle fans really think it’s going to be easy to find a new QB that can do what he does, right away, and still have a team that contends for the division every year the way Russell manages to?

    That’s…silly, to put it nicely.

  8. 1-2’s continue to put their faith in the little man Russel, hoping he can be great like Joe was for the 49ers. They are delusional.

  9. QB salaries are unsustainable. This moment had to come, BTW, to the fool who thinks Wilson would look good in a Vikings uniform; your team ruined its future with an overpriced journeyman. Minnesota is the LAST place Wilson will end up. You have no money, and won’t have for a decade.

  10. Last sentence should read: “Rapoport said no one yet is ruling OUT the Seahawks getting a long-term deal completed.”

  11. Any team that’s QB needy right now would LOVE a chance to get a super bowl winning, top-5 QB in the league. It’s very unlikely the Hawks will let him go. This guy routinely makes defenders look like children, and turns sacks into huge gains. He has a superb deep ball, and is a seriously underrated passer. All the trash talk against Wilson is seriously just bitterness or anger that whomever team’s QB aren’t able to pull off miracles like Wilson does. All of this deadline stuff is just to get a deal done sooner, and all the hatred toward him is getting ridiculous.

  12. Nothing pleases me more than seeing Petey and Snide give in to Russell Wilson’s demand and making him the highest paid player in the NFL. Seattle will follow the footsteps of the Baltimore Ravens after they made Joe Flecko the highest paid player in the league, which means Seattle will become one of the worse teams in the league, Baltimore did a couple of years ago, because they had to let good players go to stay within the salary cap. .

  13. I don’t know if this is a hard deadline or not but GM John Schneider is going through the negotiation that will define his career. Good luck to both parties.

  14. What QB is coming out in the next three years from the NCAA that could replace Wilson? None that will be available after pick 25? The Seahawks have used their first round pick twice in the past five years. Sign the dude to some mad money.

  15. ricko1112 says:
    April 15, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    He can’t carry a team, he calls out his teammates, and often looks lost/panicked on the field. Hard pass…
    ——————–
    I used to think it would be hard for somebody to confuse any player for Eli. I was wrong.

  16. he’s nothing without the legion of boom. that other guy kicked his @zz in 49, made a miracle come-back in 51, almost won 52 with zero defense and then proceeded to win 53 with zero deep threats and few weapons at all, really. Who is it that wants to be the highest paid? For what? having an awesome defense? Hope it works out for him

  17. ricko1112 says:
    April 15, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    “He can’t carry a team, he calls out his teammates, and often looks lost/panicked on the field. Hard pass…”

    You obviously have not watched many Seahawks games and are simply talking out your backside.

  18. Let the over-priced salary cap killing QB go. Find a blue collar, gind it out type QB and give him a good running game and an even better defense. Thats the simple formula to winning in the NFL.

  19. silverandblack052099 says:
    April 16, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Let the over-priced salary cap killing QB go. Find a blue collar, gind it out type QB and give him a good running game and an even better defense. Thats the simple formula to winning in the NFL.
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    You mean like the $25M deal the Raiders gave Carr?

    Blaaaaahhhhhhhhh

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