Seahawks, Wilson reportedly haven’t closed gap in extension talks
The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson reportedly are still very far apart in their negotiations for a long-term deal.
The Seahawks have offered the Super Bowl-winning quarterback a four-year extension, believed to be worth closer to $80 million, according to ESPN.
That’s far from the possible $120 million extension that was reported earlier in the offseason. In fact, the Seahawks have yet to reach the $100 million mark in these negotiations with Wilson, according to the report.
Wilson, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract, could play out the remainder of his rookie deal and then force the Seahawks to use their franchise tag on him, which would net him an average of what the top-five paid quarterbacks earn for one season. But that would not give him long-term security.
Wilson has led the Seahawks to consecutive Super Bowl appearances and has made the Pro Bowl in two of his first three years in the league.
Wilson hasn’t missed a game during his three-year career, and has increased his passing yardage while lowering his interception totals each season.