“Russell” signs MEGA BUCK DEAL w/ Seahawks. To pretty much NO ONE’s surprise, Former NCState/Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson has signed a new deal w/ The Seahawks. He and The Seahawks beat the deadline with several hours to spare…. insuring Russell will remain a Seahawk for 4-5 more years for sure…. and likely becomes the “wealthiest celibate boyfriend of a rap star with just one name”.
With a quick signature, Russell joins Wendell Murphy, 58WolfKennel, NCSU’68, and CowDog in the rarified pantheon of Filthy Rich NC State Alumni. How quick do ya think Bobby Purcell will be to suggest RW up his WPC membership to SuperRichWuff?
(Oops… 58WolfKennel’s “wealth” has been recalibrated. We were using Bill Barber’s “at least 80,000” exaggerator – Peter Anlyan – as our earlier source. 58WK is not “a Filthy Rich NC State Alumni” at least not this fiscal year.)
Coincidence…. UNCer Dustin Ackley leaves Seattle the same day WuffRussell decides to stay there awhile longer. ????
The terms were first reported by Sports Illustrated.
Wilson, 26, was scheduled to make $1.54 million this season, the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. If he had not agreed to the new contract, Wilson faced being tagged as the franchise player next February.
Wilson commented on the deal Friday morning on Twitter.
Wilson has led the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances and has orchestrated 15 comebacks in the fourth quarter or overtime since entering the NFL in 2012, the league’s highest total over that stretch.
And he had the Seahawks on the cusp of a second straight title until the final seconds. Wilson got Seattle to the New England 1-yard line in the final seconds, only to be intercepted byMalcolm Butler, clinching the Patriots’ 28-24 victory.
For his career, Wilson is a 63 percent passer that’s been equally dynamic with his arms and his feet. He holds the NFL records for most wins in his first three seasons and was the third-youngest quarterback in league history to win a Super Bowl title.
While Seattle spent the 2014 offseason locking up the majority of its key pieces to long-term deals — Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin — the Seahawks are facing some of the perils that come with team success. While Wilson’s deal was the focus, the rookie contract of All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner is also up after the 2015 season. Michael Bennett made clear he would like a new contract a year after signing a $28 million, four-year deal to remain in Seattle after the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl title. And strong safety Kam Chancellor did not report to camp on Thursday, unhappy with the contract extension he signed before the 2013 season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.