"Every negotiation is unique in and of itself and this is no different," Schneider told radio station KIRO. "He's our quarterback. We'd love him to be our quarterback. But the thing is we need to keep as many players together as we possibly can. What I can tell you is that this is the ultimate team sport. We have a track record of rewarding our players that we recognize as core players."
Schneider added that the Seahawks need to "make smart decisions" in working to maintain their winning ways for a long time.
Contract talks between the
Wilson is under contract through 2015, but is considered underpaid in relation to other top-level players at his position. He not only led the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, but he is coming off a season in which he threw for 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.
"You never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."
His latest statement regarding playing two sports was made to Bryant Gumbel in an interview that will air on the HBO series Real Sports.
CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on March 21 that Wilson and the Seahawks were not close to an agreement. La Canfora also said during the NFL combine that it's possible Wilson plays out his rookie deal with the team. He has a cap hit a little less than $1.7 million in the last year of his rookie contract.
Although there are reports to the contrary, the
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.
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