Russell Wilson has emerged as a superstar in the NFL so quickly, that he is still being paid according to his rookie contract that grants him a USD 1.5 million for his final year. Seattle Seahawks want to agree on a long-term contract with him, but at the same time they obviously want to make a bargain as well. This would be tough though, as both Wilson and his agent Mark Rodgers argue that with his superb record, the 26-year-old quarterback deserves at least the amount that Aaron Rodgers, the top earner of the league gets, which is USD 110 million for five years.
Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, where he was speaking about his contract situation as well as possibly pursuing a baseball career, online gambling news report.
Wilson is obviously underpaid with his USD 1.5 million for his final year of his rookie contract, however it is speculated that he wants to be the best paid player in the NFL with USD 25 million per annum. When a question about this came up, Wilson basically refused to answer. He said, “I just want to paid based off my play. It will all work out in the end. We’ll figure it out.”
When the talk show host questioned him about whether he tried himself out playing for the Mariners in the MLB, if his rights would be acquired by the Seattle baseball franchise from the Texas Rangers, he admitted, that he would consider the opportunity. Many of those who follow sports scores are waiting for the moment when that happens badly.
Russell Wilson is known for long as someone who refuses to give too much information for the media. Okay, not the way like Marshawn Lynch does it, but he is considered as a boring interviewee by media workers hanging out around the NFL. Yet, he and his agent Mark Rodgers are very actively commenting his contract status.
Rodgers said recently, “With Russell, he’s unique, so let the debate begin. He’s unconventional in size. People argue that he’s a game manager or say it’s the defense or Marshawn Lynch — or all of the above. I listen and take all that into account. At the end of the day, it’s about winning and what he’s asked to do and he does it very, very well.”
Wilson’s win-loss record is impressive with 42-14, and as the quarterback’s job is to win the games, NFL stars playing in that position tend to use it as leverage when discussing contracts. The NFL is pretty much about passing after all, as everyone knows, who follow major league’s live sports results, and without a good passer, teams are virtually useless.
Russell Wilson is about to become a free agent at the end of next season, and this is very uncommon in the NFL with franchise quarterbacks. Therefore the Seattle Seahawks will do almost everything to sign him for long. However, Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers want virtually everything, as their goal is to make the 26-year-old signal caller the highest paid player in the league.
That title is occupied by Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers at the moment, who signed a five-year deal worth of USD 110 million in 2013. This means that Wilson and Rodgers are looking for a USD 25 million per year deal, which is quite a big jump from the USD 1.5 million per annum that the rookie contract grants Wilson for its final year.
He is obviously underpaid, as there are 40 quarterbacks in the NFL, who make more than him, according to gambling facts, while less than a handful of those can match Wilson’s achievements, who led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in 2013-2014 and to another final a year later.