Happy days in Seattle.
Early this morning, after his self-implemented deadline had passed, Russell Wilson announced that he and the Seattle Seahawks had agreed to a new contract. As details trickled out, we soon learned that the deal was for 4 years and $140 million ($35 million per season). The APY of this contract surpasses that of Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), and continues a trend of franchise QBs in need of a new deal becoming the highest paid player at the position (and in league history).
As fun as it would have been if no deal were agreed to and Wilson buckled down and asked to leave – and I’m telling you, it would have been THE top story in sports for the next two weeks – this is great for both sides. Continue reading “Problem Solved: Russell Wilson to stay in Seattle”