Seahawks got David Moore a $100,000 bonus with last-minute throw

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The Seahawks recovered a 49ers onside kick with 22 seconds remaining today, sealing a 26-23 win. But then they did something strange: They didn’t kneel down to run out the clock. Instead, the Seahawks’ offense took the field and Russell Wilson threw a short pass to receiver David Moore. Only after that play did Wilson kneel down to end the game.

So what were the Seahawks doing? Wilson revealed afterward that Moore had a contract incentive that would pay him $100,000 if he ended this season with 35 catches, and that catch was Moore’s 35th of the season.

“We called that play because David had $100,000 if he gets that catch,” Wilson said. “It’s a blessing to be able to help his family, his daughter, so it was part of the game we wanted to get him that catch, so we were able to dial that up for him, that last play.”

It was a big moment for Moore, who has a base salary of $825,000 this season. An extra $100,000 means a lot to him, and now he can go to the playoffs and earn a little more.

15 responses to “Seahawks got David Moore a $100,000 bonus with last-minute throw

  1. That’s actually extremely cool. Good job to Russ and the coaching staff for allowing that.

  2. I’m a 49ers fan, but I’m totally chill with this and good on Russell Wilson and the Seahawks coaches for doing the right thing and taking care of one of their own with a nice bonus.

  3. The Saints did something similar with Emmanuel Sanders today. He needed to reach 60 on the season to trigger a $500k bonus, and he went into the game 8 catches shy. They fed him the ball often, and he had his 8 catches by the third quarter.

  4. Last September, Moore had to take a 50% pay cut to stay with the team; otherwise he’d have been cut. His play this year more than earned that $100K

  5. They should have explained it to the 49ers first. Or else it seems like bad sportsmanship trying to run up the score. I’m not surprised the D line went over the top on the next kneel play.

  6. mookie34 says:
    January 3, 2021 at 9:50 pm
    They should have explained it to the 49ers first. Or else it seems like bad sportsmanship trying to run up the score. I’m not surprised the D line went over the top on the next kneel play.
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    He ran out of bounds…

  7. devilsgiants says:
    January 3, 2021 at 10:28 pm
    $825,000 contract and another $100,000 means a lot to him? lol come on.

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    well, it IS more then 12.5% of his base salary, so yes it would make a difference

  8. If Aaron Rodgers had a RB who needed one more carry for a $10m bonus, Rodgers would still throw a 1 yd pass if it meant a TD to pad his stats.

  9. The forward shuffle was a very safe “pass” to make & the fact that he scrambled out of bounds so as not to take a hit to potentially fumble is fine.

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