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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 said he'd "definitely consider" resuming his baseball career were he traded to the Seattle Mariners.
Wilson's MLB rights are currently owned by the Texas Rangers. It's the second time in four months that Wilson has refused to close the door on his baseball career, but it's almost certainly just a negotiating ploy as he angles to become the NFL's highest-paid player. Going on 27, Wilson was good enough to play in the minor leagues, but has never been considered a high-end prospect. He's not going to be the next Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson. Jul 3 - 1:33 AM

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In an interview with ESPN, Russell Wilson mentioned $25 million as an annual salary figure.

Wilson continues to engage in subtle yet public negotiations with the Seahawks as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract. "No matter how much I’m getting paid, whether it’s $25 million or $1.5 million. I’ll be ready to go," he said. The $1.5 million number is what he's set to make this season and $25 million would be $3 million more than current NFL leader Aaron Rodgers' $22 million annual average. After the interview aired, Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers wrote the following on Twitter: "I wish he had said $40 million. Then this would be really interesting. #patience #relax #no_deadline."
Jun 30 - 7:56 AM

In an interview at his annual passing academy, Russell Wilson said he wants to be with the Seahawks a "really, really long time."

While that may be true, Wilson also reportedly wants to become the highest-paid player in the league. To this point, the Seahawks have seemed hesitant to match the request, though that could certainly change as a potential future without a top-five quarterback comes into sharper focus. Wilson is scheduled to make $1.542 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Jun 28 - 4:22 PM

PFT's Mike Florio's "current prediction" is that contract-year QB Russell Wilson won't be with the Seahawks in 2016.

Bold. It's only a prediction, but Florio is in the know and has plenty of sources. The two sides do seem to be pretty far apart on Wilson's value. The Seahawks are offering Wilson a deal in the Cam Newton range, while Wilson wants to be the league's highest-paid player. Florio thinks the Seahawks will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on Wilson and another team signs him to an offer sheet the Seahawks are unwilling to match. When push comes to shove, it's hard to see the Seahawks truly letting their franchise quarterback walk out the door.
Jun 26 - 12:26 PM

Sources tell Bleacher Report's Jason Cole that contract-year QB Russell Wilson is looking to become the highest-paid player in the NFL.

It's not a surprise. In the prime of his career, Wilson is coming off back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, as well as by far his best season. It would be more noteworthy if he was starting negotiations below the "highest-paid" threshold. Going by average-annual value, Aaron Rodgers is the league's top-paid player. His five-year, $110 million deal is worth $22 million per season.
Jun 25 - 4:22 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports contract-year QB Russell Wilson will play 2015 on an insurance policy in case of a career-ending injury.

An injury would obviously be worst-case scenario for Wilson, and insurance policies have become sort of commonplace among professional athletes. Recent reports have had the Seahawks and Wilson far apart on extension talks with Wilson expressing a willingness to play out the final year of his rookie deal. He's seeking $20 million-plus per year on a five-year pact.
Jun 16 - 4:13 PM

Russell Wilson's agent said that he's made progress with the Seahawks in long-term talks, but that there's no deadline for a deal.

In a Thursday radio interview, Wilson's rep said "95 percent" off what's been reported about the talks is "off point." The sides have been portrayed as far apart, with Seattle willing to let Wilson play out the final year of his rookie deal.
May 28 - 7:27 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports it's "highly unlikely" the Seahawks will extend contract-year QB Russell Wilson's deal this year.

Wilson is said to be seeking in excess of $20 million annually on a five-year extension. Per Cole, the Seahawks "have no desire to get anywhere close to that" and are willing to let him play out the final year of his rookie contract and then use the franchise tag back-to-back years through 2017. That would net Wilson around $45-48 million over the next three years. Recent reports have suggested the two sides are "10s of millions" apart in contract talks. Cole's report seconds that.
May 15 - 12:09 PM

The Seahawks and Russell Wilson are "10s of millions" apart in contract talks, according to ESPN 710 Seattle.

Wilson is reportedly seeking a deal in the $120 million range, while Seattle has reportedly offered a four-year extension worth close to $80 million. The Seahawks are essentially offering Andy Dalton money. Wilson wants to be paid like Aaron Rodgers. Wilson has previously used his baseball contract with the Texas Rangers as leverage in negotiations. Wilson is too good a player for the Seahawks to risk losing. Even if they're far apart now, the two sides should come to an agreement sooner or later.
Source: ESPN 710
May 8 - 9:09 AM

Coach Pete Carroll said contract talks with Russell Wilson are "going a little slow, but it's ongoing."

Carroll said the Seahawks are "waiting to hear from their side." This will be one of the biggest contracts in NFL history and there's no real rush right now, so it's not a surprise it's taking some time. Previous reports had Wilson accepting less overall money for a record-breaking amount of guarantees. "I'd rather patiently wait & see what God has in store than do something that isn't best for my life," Wilson tweeted shortly after Carroll spoke.
May 4 - 8:15 AM

In an interview with HBO's Bryant Gumble, Russell Wilson claimed the Texas Rangers want him to play baseball.

Wilson added, "I know I can play in the big leagues." Straight out of the John Elway school of negotiation, Wilson's baseball comments are likely just a leverage ploy in his ongoing contract discussions. A .229 hitter in his short stint in the Rockies' minor-league system, Wilson does not have the bright baseball future he might imagine. Wilson will be the quarterback of the Seahawks for the foreseeable future, and the two sides should come to an agreement sometime before the start of the season.
Apr 18 - 11:28 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider declined comment when asked if the team would contractually bar Russell Wilson from playing baseball.

"That's not something I'd get into right now," Schneider said in a radio interview. Schneider was forced to comment after Wilson recently said he hasn't closed the door on returning to the diamond. While it was certainly an interesting public admission, Wilson doesn't have the looks of the next two-sport star. He's going on 27, and underwhelmed during his time in the Rockies' minor-league system. Wilson's baseball "future" is more of a talking point than actual thing for Seahawks fans to worry about.
Apr 16 - 4:25 PM

Russell Wilson said he has not closed the door on playing both football and baseball.

There are a lot of holes in this claim. First, Wilson doesn't look like a potential star in baseball. He hit .229 with five homers and 19 steals in 315 at-bats for the Rockies' Class A level in 2010-11. Second, playing quarterback in the NFL is a full-year job -- he can't pop in and out a la Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders. And finally, Wilson is in the middle of contract talks with the Seahawks and will likely emerge with a deal that guarantees him an unprecedented amount of money. The team is sure to include a clause that the face of their franchise can't seriously play baseball.
Apr 13 - 7:52 AM

Speaking Thursday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll called contract talks with Russell Wilson "ongoing."

The Seahawks reportedly want to get a deal done before camp. Mid-March reports had an agreement as "very close," but the final steps are typically the hardest. It would be a major upset if Wilson wasn't locked up long-term before Week 1.
Apr 2 - 6:33 PM

The Seahawks want Russell Wilson's contract extension done before training camp.

Considering there were reports earlier this month that the two sides were "very close," getting it done before August shouldn't be an issue. Wilson's contract is expected to be both lucrative and creative, likely with record-breaking guarantees but a lower than expected average annual number. Wilson is currently still on the four-year, $2.198 million rookie deal he signed as a third-round pick in 2012.
Mar 31 - 8:15 AM

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