Russell Wilson won't sign with Seattle Seahawks after self-imposed deadline

Russell Wilson won't sign with Seattle Seahawks after self-imposed deadline

When asked about a new deal on Monday at the start of offseason workouts, Wentz left the contract discussions to his agent. The deal reportedly came after several days of negotiation.

"(Seahawks general manager) John Schneider literally walked down the hall and handed him the offer.

According to a number of sources, including the National Football League network and ESPN, the deal is for four years at a whopping $140 million - the most lucrative in National Football League history.

The deal takes Wilson over Aaron Rodgers, who signed a four-year, $134 million extension in August, 2018 that pays him 33.5 million per year.

Wonder if Future is one of them... But as Prescott moves towards the $28 million per season range, one wonders if the Cowboys with their talented youthful roster can find a way to advance deeper in the playoffs than they have for so many years.

The Eagles could also choose to play hard-ball with Wentz, instead choosing to place the franchise tag on Wentz over the next two seasons, at a tag value for a quarterback $31 million in 2020 and $37.2 million in 2021 per Over The Cap. He gets strong upfront money, a strong signing bonus.

This is a major financial commitment, but in the end, the Seahawks had no choice.

According to ESPN, the terms of the deal make Wilson the highest paid player in the league.

Russell Wilson had 140 million reasons to sleep tight Monday night.

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Next up for Seattle?

The quarterback who has led the Seahawks to seven straight winning seasons is staying in Seattle for a few more years. Wilson's annual salary also matches Peyton Manning's high for a single year cume.

"(Wilson's extension) is in no way the death knell", Pelissero said. They've been planning for this.

From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997.

"Russell loves this town, this team and these fans and part of the compromise involved his affection for all things Seattle", Rodgers said.

"Frank Clark, from everything I've understood, they would like to extend him as well".

Wilson arguably has more of an affect on the players around him than any other quarterback, which helps to justify his ceiling.

That's no longer a concern because he'll be with the team for the next several years.

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