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Russell Wilson | Quarterback

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 206
College: Wisconsin
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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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ESPN's Terry Blount reports the Seahawks are "very close" to a contract extension for Russell Wilson.

"From what I've been told they're very close, they're just trying to make sure every single thing is in place," Blount said. "It's going to be bigger and crazier and different from what any contract has ever been." There's been speculation Wilson could give the Seahawks a hometown discount if his deal is fully guaranteed. The Seahawks want Wilson to take less money in exchange for financial stability. Seattle currently has $14.2 million in salary-cap space.
Mar 20 - 7:11 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the possibility of Russell Wilson landing a fully guaranteed deal is "very real."

Fully guaranteed deals simply don't happen in the NFL, but it could be a tradeoff between the sides if Wilson agrees to take less money. We'd still be shocked to see Wilson land a 100 percent, no-strings-attached guaranteed deal, but even guaranteeing 75 percent of Wilson's contract would be way beyond the NFL norm.
Feb 19 - 4:22 PM

Former NFL agent Joel Corry suggests Russell Wilson could give the Seahawks a hometown discount if the deal is fully guaranteed.

Only 49 percent of Aaron Rodgers' $110M deal is guaranteed and Drew Brees leads the league with $60M of his $100M guaranteed. One way the Seahawks can "think outside the box," as they said they'll do, is to give Wilson significantly less total money ($75-$85M) but guarantee just about all of it. That could satisfy Wilson and position Seattle to keep team-building toward more Super Bowls.
Feb 17 - 9:09 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Seahawks GM John Schneider hinted Russell Wilson may be willing to give the team a discount in long-term talks.

"Russell Wilson wants to win championships," Schneider said. "(And that means) thinking outside of the box a lot of times. ... He knows, he gets it. He wants to win. He wants to win for a long time." It's optimistic talk, but NFL Network reported in January that Wilson's next deal will likely make him the highest-paid quarterback in the league. Wilson's agent will do his best to steer him away from any home-town discount.
Feb 10 - 3:26 PM

Russell Wilson will reportedly make an appearance at Texas Rangers spring training once again this year.

The Rangers selected Wilson in the minor-league portion of the 2013 Rule 5 draft. Last year, he showed up to spring training for one day to do some drills and watch a Cactus League game. The Rangers like having him come in and speak to their young prospects about being a winner. This time around, he'll have to answer how one handles throwing a game-ending interception in a Super Bowl that was the most-watched television program in U.S. history.
Feb 3 - 10:17 AM

Russell Wilson completed 12-of-21 passes for 247 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception and added 39 rushing yards as the Seahawks fell to the Patriots 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX.

Wilson didn't throw a pass until 14:08 in the second quarter, and didn't complete one until there were just over five minutes left in the half. The Seahawks finally got rolling on a 44-yard bomb to Chris Matthews, setting up Marshawn Lynch's three-yard score. Wilson tied the game 14-14 on a wildly aggressive decision by Pete Carroll to go for the touchdown rather than kick a chipshot field goal with six seconds left in the first half. Wilson again found Matthews, who beat Patriots CB Logan Ryan to score from 11 yards out. Wilson added a three-yard touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin in the third quarter. On what should have been the game-winning drive, OC Darrell Bevell shockingly called a pass play at the goal line with :30 left. Wilson was intercepted by Patriots CB Malcolm Butler. It ended a magical game, one that will go down as one of the best in Super Bowl history.
Feb 1 - 10:06 PM

Russell Wilson completed 14-of-29 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions as the Seahawks defeated Green Bay 28-22 in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.

Wilson also added a rushing score in a contest the Seahawks trailed 16-0 at halftime. It was arguably the worst game of Wilson's career until late in regulation. Wilson entered the 56-minute mark with eight completions, and couldn't stop tossing picks. His four interceptions were just three fewer than he threw all year. Wilson did work with his legs late in the fourth quarter, however, and pinpointed two deep bombs in overtime to send Seattle to its second-straight Super Bowl. Wilson will have to be much better in two weeks in Arizona, but almost certainly will be as the Seahawks look to get a dynasty going.
Jan 18 - 6:37 PM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-22 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 31-17 Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

Fantasy's No. 3 quarterback from the regular season picked up right where he left off. Wilson was deadly accurate at the intermediate and deep levels, throwing Doug Baldwin open on a 16-yard can of corn to open the scoring, hitting Jermaine Kearse for a 63-yard bomb in the second quarter and letting talented tight end Luke Willson flash on a 25-yard score in the final frame. Wilson added seven rushes for 22 yards, deftly commanding the offense as he has for the last two seasons. Seattle will host either Green Bay or Dallas in next week's NFC Championship Game as they push toward back-to-back Super Bowls.
Jan 10 - 11:22 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport believes Russell Wilson will become the NFL's highest-paid quarterback when the Seahawks sign him to a long-term extension this offseason.

2015 would be the final year of Wilson's rookie contract, but Seattle was always expected to lock up Wilson to an extension this offseason. The Seahawks have benefited from having one of the best quarterbacks in the league under contract for basically peanuts for the last three seasons. Wilson's salary meant Seattle could build an elite team around him without slipping into salary cap purgatory. That luxury will be gone after this season.
Jan 10 - 1:55 PM

Russell Wilson completed 17-of-25 passes for 239 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Seahawks' 20-6, Week 17 win over the Rams.

With the win, the Seahawks have clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. With Seattle playing so well and every team having to come through the Pacific Northwest, it's hard to see anyone other than the Seahawks going to the Super Bowl from the NFC. The Rams gave Wilson and Co. a run for their money in the first half, taking a 6-0 lead into the locker room and picking off Wilson to go along with three sacks. But Shaun Hill doomed the Rams with a couple horrible interceptions. Wilson and the Seahawks get two weeks to rest up for another title run.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 20-of-31 passes for 339 yards and three total touchdowns in Sunday night's 35-6 Week 16 win over the Cardinals.

The pass yards were Wilson's most this season. He was able to beat the Cardinals for big plays downfield, including an 80-yard touchdown to TE Luke Willson in the first quarter. Both of his touchdowns went to Willson, who he also connected with from 20 yards out. Wilson added 83 yards on five carries and had a five-yard rushing score. It was a solid rebound coming off last week's 195 total yard effort. With the win, Seattle is in the driver seat for the NFC West.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:04:00 AM

Russell Wilson completed 12-of-24 passes for 168 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Seahawks' 17-7, Week 15 win over the 49ers, adding five carries for an additional 27 yards.

It wasn't Wilson's best game, but he easily out-dueled rival Colin Kaepernick. It's worth nothing that Wilson and the Seahawks received an enormous gift early in the fourth quarter, as Ed Hochuli called maybe the worst roughing-the-passer penalty of all time on a 3rd-and-5 from the 49ers' 15-yard line. Wilson found Paul Richardson for a 10-yard score two plays later, salting the game away. Today wasn't Wilson's best fantasy effort, and Week 16 could be another slow day with Seattle traveling to Arizona.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 07:26:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 22-of-37 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns in Seattle's 24-14, Week 14 win over the Eagles, adding 10 carries for 48 yards and a third score.

Wilson and the Seahawks simply bullied the Eagles in what could be an NFC playoff preview. Wilson's 26-yard rushing score was read-option perfection, while both of his passing touchdowns went to receivers the Eagles completely forgot about. Wilson did make a few mistakes, taking some bad sacks and committing intentional grounding. But all in all, it was one of his best performances of the season. Wilson can be fired up as a mid-range QB1 for next week's matchup with the crumbling 49ers.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Russell Wilson completed 15-of-22 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Thanksgiving night win over the 49ers.

Wilson had his streak of 70-plus yard rushing games snapped at three, but he did manage 19 yards on the ground. Wilson was not asked to do much, but made the big plays when it counted. Wilson escaped immediate pressure to find Tony Moeaki for a 63-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter, and he escaped for a 12-yard scramble to set up a field goal in the fourth quarter. With so much uncertainty at the lower end of the QB1 tier, Wilson's running ability gives him a very valuable floor. Wilson will be a QB1 against the Eagles Week 14.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:31:00 PM