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Wilson, a third-round selection in 2012, is entering the last year of his rookie contract with the Seahawks. La Canfora wrote during the NFL combine that it could be possible that Wilson plays out his rookie contract.
The 26-year-old has accumulated 9,950 yards passing with 72 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in three seasons played. His 849 yards rushing last season led all quarterbacks.
"I've talked to his people, and they know where we're at," Schneider said.
Schneider also indicated last week that he's expecting to find a way to keep his top quarterback on the roster long-term and he is not afraid to do so unconventionally. Wilson, who has one year left on his rookie contract, has led Seattle to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. Wilson registered 3,475 passing yards, with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2014. He also ran for 849 yards and six touchdowns.
"I think Russell Wilson wants to win championships," Schneider said. "Being a championship caliber team means thinking outside the box a lot of times and we're going to do that with Russell. He knows there are certain dominoes that have to fall in place."
Wilson has one year remaining on his rookie contract and has led Seattle to the Super Bowl two consecutive seasons.
"I've talked to his agent now, much like several of our other free agents. He knows, he gets it," Schneider said. "He wants to win and win for a long time. We're going to do what's best for this organization and that doesn't mean you just do what everybody else around the league has already done."
"To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought anything about it," he said, per the Seattle Times. "You know, I obviously want to play in Seattle forever. That’s my goal, and I want to be with this organization. I love this organization. I love this city. I love these fans, and I love winning here. We’ve won a lot of football games here, and that’s the goal, you know.
"Every year I step on the field, every time I go out those doors back there, the goal is to have a winning day and the goal is to have a winning practice with great teammates around me. So, I think that’s where my focus is, is just continue to find ways to win, and hopefully it’s here in Seattle forever. But still -- I’m still thinking I’ve got a game on Sunday. That’s what I’m still feeling like.”
Wilson was drafted, but not signed, by the Orioles in 2007, coming out of high school. At NC State, he was drafted by the Rockies in 2010 and played two seasons of Class-A minor league ball.
Wilson played second base and hit .229 with 5 HR and 29 RBI in 94 games for the Tri-City Dust Devils and Asheville Tourists.
The Rangers selected Wilson in the 2013 Rule V draft, and he attended one day of 2014 spring training.
The Rangers' spring camp opens on Feb. 20. It's unknown when Wilson will arrive or how long he'll stay.
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