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Russell Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Wisconsin
Contract: view contract details

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Russell Wilson completed 20-of-26 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks' 13-10, Week 4 win over the Lions on Monday night.
He added 40 rushing yards on 10 attempts, but Wilson also lost two fumbles, one of which was returned for a touchdown to make it 13-10 in the fourth quarter. Seattle was lucky to escape this one with a win. The Lions didn't show up on offense for much of the night, but their defense played extremely tough against a Marshawn Lynch-less offense. Wilson was sacked six times behind what has been an awful offensive line through four games. Wilson left the pocket a number of times Monday night, trying to create plays with his feet. He didn't make many memorable plays after a nice 24-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin. With a quarter of the season in the books, Wilson is on pace for a meager 20: TD:INT ratio and 708 scoreless rushing yards. Seattle heads to 4-0 Cincinnati in Week 5. Oct 5 - 11:33 PM

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Russell Wilson completed 20-of-30 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown while rushing six times for 28 yards in the Seahawks' Week 3 win over the Bears.

Wilson did all the things he’s become famous for. He scrambled. He improvised. He excelled in play-action. And most importantly, he didn’t make mistakes. Even without the benefit of Marshawn Lynch for most of the game, Wilson still ran Seattle's offense with textbook precision. Fantasy owners can expect another efficient outing from Wilson next week against the Lions.
Sep 27 - 7:56 PM

Russell Wilson completed 19-of-30 passes for 206 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Packers, adding 78 yards on 10 carries.

Wilson struggled to get anything going early, with both of his scores coming in the second half. His touchdowns came on a red-zone checkdown to Fred Jackson and 13-yard pass to Doug Baldwin. Wilson led Seattle in rushing and was able to extended plays on scrambles. He threw a costly interception on a screen pass to Marshawn Lynch late in the fourth quarter that was ultimately the difference in the game. Wilson is one of the top plays of Week 3 in a matchup against a Bears defense that allowed four touchdowns to Carson Palmer.
Sep 21 - 12:12 AM

Russell Wilson said the Seahawks may go up-tempo on offense more often this year.

"The up-tempo, the no-huddle, just putting pressure on their defense and making plays, that was huge for us," Wilson said after Seattle's Week 1 loss. "It’s something we may have to consider trying to hop into that if we’re having a little bit of a lull." Seattle averaged 63.5 offensive plays a game last season, which was the 16th highest in the league. Seattle ran 79 plays on Sunday, though seven of those came in overtime. More plays should equal more opportunities for Wilson and the passing game. Wilson's 41 pass attempts on Sunday were a career high.
Source: ESPN
Sep 14 - 11:35 AM

Russell Wilson completed 32-of-41 passes for 251 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Seahawks' 34-31, Week 1 overtime loss to the Rams.

Wilson added 31 yards on the ground, but was mostly held in check as the Rams defense was all up in Wilson's face for much of the game, managing nine QB hits and six sacks. The Seahawks' offensive line is a real trouble spot. Wilson spread the ball around in this one, targeting Jermaine Kearse a team-leading 10 times, Jimmy Graham nine, and Doug Baldwin eight. His touchdown went to Graham on an all-out blitz from the Rams, but Wilson found Graham open on an out route. Wilson should have a bit of an easier time in Week 2 at Green Bay.
Sep 13 - 4:48 PM

Russell Wilson completed just 7-of-15 passes for 56 yards in Saturday’s preseason game against the Chargers.

Wilson looked a bit out of sorts, underthrowing Jimmy Graham on a crucial third down and almost getting picked off on a deep ball to Kevin Smith. He was also called for intentional grounding while trying to avoid a sack. Wilson was effective with his legs, scrambling four times for 23 yards. Even studs like Wilson aren’t immune to the sloppy play that often prevails during the preseason. Fantasy owners have nothing to worry about as Wilson gears up for September 13’s season opener against the Rams.
Aug 29 - 11:50 PM

Russell Wilson's new contract does not include a "prohibition on baseball."

As reporter Andrew Brandt notes, that's in contrast to Jameis Winston's deal, which strictly forbids two-sport dabbling. Wilson talked all offseason about his love for baseball and his refusal to rule it out, but it was likely just a ploy as he angled for every last penny. Already going on 27, Wilson was never much of a baseball prospect to begin with. He's unlikely to be the next Bo or Deion.
Aug 6 - 3:20 PM

Seahawks signed QB Russell Wilson to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension that includes $60 million guaranteed.

Wilson gets a $31 million signing bonus and is signed through 2019, his age-31 season. The deal is short compared to other quarterback contracts, but gives Wilson another potential bite at the free-agency apple when he's still theoretically in his prime as a quarterback. Wilson's $21.9 million annually in new money makes him the second-highest paid quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers ($22 million). There were whispers Wilson was aiming for a fully-guaranteed contract. He settled for 68.5 percent of it guaranteed, which is still better than any other quarterback. The Seahawks will now turn their attention to MLB Bobby Wagner.
Jul 31 - 9:55 AM

Profootballtalk passes along "belief in league circles" that the Seahawks could finalize Russell Wilson's extension within "the next 48 hours."

Both sides have gone to great lengths to posture through the media, releasing contract-proposal numbers and even telling some media outlets Wilson could be an ex-Seahawk by next offseason. (The latter was never, ever going to happen.) It's rumored the Seahawks are willing to up their offer, likely in an effort to compromise. Wilson would also have to give something in that compromise, of course. It sounds like an accord may be imminent.
Jul 31 - 1:28 AM

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports a "sizable gap" remains between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks ahead of Friday's artificial extension deadline.

Per Garafolo, "only significant concessions by one or both parties" will get a deal done. Garafolo reports the Seahawks have offered to make Wilson one of the three highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, and are willing to best Cam Newton's five-year, $103.8 million extension. That's not good enough for Wilson, who understands that historical precedent dictates he becomes the highest-paid player in the league, at least until Andrew Luck gets a new deal.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 30 - 5:47 PM

CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Seahawks aren't making much progress in extension talks with Russell Wilson.

Per La Canfora, the Seahawks are offering a "very strong deal" by their standards, but it would be "viewed as weak" by top quarterback precedent. The Seahawks seem convinced Wilson will eventually budge and take something of a hometown discount, but it isn't happening. Wilson will supposedly cut off talks when camp begins on Friday.
Jul 30 - 4:59 PM

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks remain in extension negotiations.

Wilson has said he will cut off all talks once training camp opens Friday. So of course there's "pessimism" that a deal will get done, as NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Thursday. The Seahawks have reportedly offered Wilson a deal with an average annual value of $21 million.
Jul 30 - 10:53 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the deal the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson would pay him under $20 million up front.

The deal would be worth $21 million annually, but the up-front money is a sticking point. Cam Newton, for instance, received $30 million up front on his six-year, $118.47 million pact. Still, it's now clear the Seahawks are making progress in contract talks with Wilson. Per RapSheet, "negotiations are ongoing, Wilson hasn't turned anything down outright, and nothing has been taken off the table."
Jul 26 - 2:47 PM

According to Profootballtalk, "word on the NFL grapevine" is that the Seahawks have offered Russell Wilson a long-term contract with an average-annual value of $21 million, and "significant guaranteed money."

It's a good start, but not what Wilson is looking for, which is to become the highest-paid player in the league. That requires surpassing Aaron Rodgers' annual $22 million. It's a standoff where Wilson owns much of the leverage, though Seattle has the ability to franchise tag its quarterback each of the next two years. In the end, a deal before Week 1 seems more likely than not. It's makes too much sense for both sides.
Jul 25 - 1:57 PM

In a poll of 35 coaches, personnel men and former front office executives, only 11 viewed Russell Wilson as a top-tier quarterback.

"Because I think he needs Marshawn Lynch and the defense to do what he has done," one coordinator opined. Another offensive coach said the "bubble is going to burst" for Wilson if the team needs him to throw the ball on a frequent basis. "He is not a [first-tier QB]," a head coach said. "He cannot win the whole thing. Is that why they are not paying him? I think you could make an argument to put him down as a 3, but I would say he is a 2." It's possible the Seahawks feel the same way, as they've so far balked at making Wilson the highest-paid player in the game like he wants to be. For what it's worth, Wilson is a top-tier QB in our book.
Jul 22 - 9:02 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3Thomas Rawls
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Fred Jackson
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tyler Lockett
3B.J. Daniels
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Chris Matthews
3Ricardo Lockette
4Paul Richardson
WR31Chris Matthews
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
LT1Russell Okung
LG1Justin Britt
2Alvin Bailey
C1Drew Nowak
2Patrick Lewis
3Kristjan Sokoli
RG1J.R. Sweezy
2Mark Glowinski
RT1Garry Gilliam
K1Steven Hauschka