In Russ We Trust! Russell Wilson Contract Negotiations
As a devoted Seahawks fan, I could not have been happier when Russell Wilson came to the Seattle Seahawks as the twelfth pick during the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Yet, as a devoted Seattle Seahawks fan, when I heard rumors of Wilson leaving the Seahawks, I was almost devastated (key words being: rumors and almost).
People like to talk, that’s a fact. And when teams are incredibly successful, there are people out there who want to find any reason they can to tear them apart and pray that they don’t succeed (and those kind of people suck, by the way).
This season is Wilson’s fourth and final year of his rookie contact, and he is supposed to make $1.54 million (the remaining of the original $2.99 million deal). Sources have confirmed that Mark Rogers, Wilson’s agent, sent the Seattle Seahawks a 16-page letter stating his independent position on the current contract negotiations going on. And boy, are we all curious as to what these 16 pages entail. While we do not currently know what the letter involves, we do know that there is no rush to come to an agreement right away.
In an interview on ESPN, Wilson claims “I want to be [in Seattle] for a long time…I love the game, and I love being out here with my guys. Ultimately, I just take it one day at a time and see where it takes me.”
If you follow Russell Wilson on Twitter (or keep up with him during any regular or pre/post-game interviews), you’re aware of his strong faith.
Although this Tweet does not directly address the contract situation at hand, we can only accurately assume exactly what he’s referring to. Unless it’s about him dating Ciara, in which case I’m kind of bitter because this crush isn’t going away by itself. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Fingers crossed that Wilson and the Seahawks reach an agreement by the end of the upcoming season. However, if they don’t, the Seahawks have the option of placing a franchise tag on him, however that would cost between $21 million and $24 million for the 2016 season.
Either way, in Russ we trust!