Wilson reached agreement Tuesday with the Seahawks on a four-year, $140 million contract extension, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Though Wilson set a deadline of midnight Monday for reaching a new extension, the two sides were willing to negotiate until the early hours of Tuesday and ultimately consummated a record-setting deal. Wilson's contract is worth an average of $35 million from 2020 through 2023, including a league-record $65 million signing bonus. The 30-year-old's deal also includes a no-trade clause, likely ensuring that he finishes out his prime years in Seattle.
Wilson will attend the start of the Seahawks' offseason program Monday, whether he has a new deal in place or not, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Monday is Wilson's self-imposed deadline for a new contract as he enters the final season of his four-year, $87.6 million deal. He's looking for a huge payday, but a holdout apparently won't be part of of the plan. The 30-year-old quarterback will probably be willing to listen to offers even if the contract isn't finished by Monday.
Wilson told the Seahawks he wants a new contract before April 15, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Entering the final season of a four-year, $87.6 million contract, Wilson hopes to sign an extension before the start of Seattle's offseason program. His current deal ranks 12th among quarterbacks in average annual value, while the new contract surely will put him within the top five, potentially even ahead of first-place Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million). The Seahawks have plenty of cap space available beyond 2019, but they also have three prominent defensive players -- Bobby Wagner, Frank Clark and Jarran Reed -- entering contract years. Wilson said he's willing to play out 2019 without a new contract if he isn't pleased with the offers, though there's little doubt the Seahawks would then hit him with a franchise tag next offseason.
Wilson and the Seahawks haven't engaged in any discussions to extend his contract beyond 2019, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Heading into the final season of a four-year, $87.6 million extension, Wilson has a reasonable argument to break one or both of the contract records set by Matt Ryan ($94.5 million fully guaranteed) and Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million per season) this past year. No longer buoyed by a superstar-laden defense, the 30-year-old quarterback nonetheless led Seattle to the playoffs in 2018, posting a 10-6 record in what might've been viewed as a rebuilding season. With their youth movement well under way, the Seahawks have enough cap space to give Wilson a massive contract and also add a bit more help around him. Discussions should begin soon enough, though the potential for a work stoppage in 2021 could make things a bit tricky.
Wilson completed 18 of 27 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's playoff loss to the Cowboys. He also rushed three times for 14 yards and a touchdown. Wilson led the Seahawks into the red zone just once in the first half, and he took the lead with a four-yard touchdown run during the team's second trip late in the third quarter. Wilson's passing game was bottled up until it was too late, when he threw for 75 yards and a score with less than two minutes left in the game to bring the team within two points. The Seahawks never got the ball back, however, and were strapped with the loss. Despite the defeat, Wilson managed another strong season with a career-high 35 passing touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Coach Pete Carroll committed to the run this season so Wilson averaged under 27 pass attempts per game, leading to just 3,488 passing yards -- his lowest total since 2013. The 30-year-old is heading into the final year of his contract, and there's a chance the Seahawks franchise tag him for the 2020 season, which would cost the team $30.34 million, if they can't reach another multi-year deal.
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|9||11/03||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||30||23.13|
|10||11/12||@San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
|14||12/09||@Los Angeles Rams||17||19.63|
|17||12/29||San Francisco 49ers||29||22.88|
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