Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson reportedly far apart on contract discussions
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks talks to Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in the second quarter during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks have been in contract negotiations to extend the player that helped lead the team to a Super Bowl victory, and one yard from another.

While Wilson maintains his yearning to play baseball, and the Seahawks hint at moving on, the posturing isn’t working and the two sides aren’t close despite continued discussions.

Some have speculated that Wilson could command a $120 million contract, but that doesn’t appear likely according to ESPN 710 Seattle:

“The Seahawks haven’t put $100 million on the table right now. The offer of a four-year extension is believed to be worth closer to $80 million.”

Danny O’Neil continued that Wilson is scheduled to make $1.5 million in the last year of his rookie deal, so essentially he’d be on the hook for a five-year, $81.5 million deal — far less than other franchise quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (five-year, $110 million) and Ben Roethlisberger (five-year, $99 million).

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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