Seattle Seahawks Training Camp News: Russell Wilson Gets Contract Extension With Guaranteed Money

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Jul 31, 2015 01:00 PM EDT
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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks holds up the George S. Halas trophy after the Seahawks 28-22 overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington."

On the self-imposed deadline day Russell Wilson (26) had for his agents and the Seahawks to come to a contract extension, the tense negotiating finally paid off.

Wilson signed a four year $87.6 million extension with a $31 million signing bonus, and guarantees of $60 million, this deal puts Wilson in Seattle through the 2019 season. Wilson's new contract is just a little shy of the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers. Wilson on average will earn about $22 million a season which seems appropriate for a Super Bowl winning quarterback.

Wilson before the deal was only due to make $1.54 million this season during the last year of his rookie deal. This is a huge boon for the Seahawks offense however their defensive players have been looking for new contracts as well and this should only ruffle their feathers.

Kam Chancellor, Bobby Wagner, and Bruce Irvin have all asked for new contacts with Chancellor going as far as holding out of training camp. The Seahawks cannot keep everyone and Bruce Irvin is likely the odd man out. Resigning Chancellor and Wagner are necessities for the "Legion of Boom' but Irvin has slowly been become ineffective, and there is no comparison in production to Chancellor or Wagner.

 

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