Quaterck Russell Wilson set a deadline of April 15 for finalizing a new contract with Seattle Seahawks. The NFL player has now paid about $ 21.9 million a year as part of a four-year $ 87.6 million contract that expires next year, according to the Seattle Times.
April 15 is the first day of the Seahawks' official offshore training program. The Times is believed to announce that Wilson wants to finalize the contract in order to avoid speculation that followed him during his 2015 season when he negotiated the day before the start of their training camp at the end of July.
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In January Wilson told the Times that there would be no problem playing the season without a contract. "Oh, yes, if that's what I have to do," Wilson told the newspaper. "I know that essentially after this season I could be a free agent, such things. I do not think so – I see Seattle. I love Seattle, a special place for me. "
Aaron Rogers of Green Bay, the highest-paid quarterback in NFL, reported $ 33.5 million a year, with Wilson lagging behind as the 12th highest paid, according to the Times. 19659007] Even if Wilson does not sign a new contract, he can not be a free agent yet. The team can use a franchise tag (linking it to the team for one year), which will raise its salary for the 2020 season to $ 30.6 million. They could also do so in 2021, which will raise his salary even further, according to Pro Football Talk.
Wilson was on the 2012 team and led the team to win the Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. Last season he threw 35 tachdauna with a high career success.
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Wilson's agent, in response to the Seattle Times, said he would not comment on the treaty negotiations