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.
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).