QB Wilson won't sign after deadline

Tanya Simon
April 16, 2019

According to reports from several National Football League insiders, Wilson is not seeking a specific salary number, but a percentage of the team's salary cap. If the Seahawks can't lock up Wilson to a new deal, the franchise likely will use the franchise tag on the quarterback.

The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have come to an agreement on a contract extension.

The eighth-year quarterback previously set a deadline for his last extension in 2015, but it wasn't until the beginning of training camp.

His last deal made him the NFL's second-highest-paid quarterback, behind Aaron Rodgers' $22 million per season. But Wilson may be asking for fully guaranteed money throughout much, if not all, of the contract.

Wilson's post came less than an hour after his self-imposed deadline of midnight, which came and went without word from either side as to whether or not a contract extension had been reached. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle.

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If Wilson doesn't get the extension he desires, he will still attend all training camps and activities and will play during the 2019 season.

The Seahawks could make a trade like that and net several future first-round draft picks.

That response glosses over the more fundamental question of whether Wilson would like for the Seahawks to let him get away.

The nine ERFAs kept in the fold are: linebackers Austin Calitro and Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Joey Hunt, defensive end Branden Jackson, safetey Shalom Luani, running back J.D. McKissic, snapper Tyler Ott, cornerback Kalan Reed and guard Jordan Simmons.

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