The Seattle Seahawks haven’t traded Russell Wilson in a contract year, but he and his permanent agent have already teased some financial feathers this spring.
Apparently, Wilson May Be Interested In $50 Million Annually Once Signing Day Comes And Newly Consolidated Denver Broncos fans He seems a little surprised.
From the above, I am not making this up:
“I would love Russell Wilson less if he wanted a $50 million salary from the Broncos.”
Oh boy. My friend, you have some catching up with your new QB and a guy named Mark Rodgers. For the record, this quote is not from the author of the article, but from a Denver fan, his name is CJ. Well, Spiller, perhaps?
Now it is worth noting that there is nothing in the realm of actual movement, official requests, offers, or even confirmed reports. But by the time Wilson prepares for a new deal next season, the $50 million will undoubtedly be part of the conversation, so we’ve justified her presence here. In fact, Mike Sandow claimed that Seattle would not pay Wilson $50 million annually, which was one of the reasons for the eventual separation.
But the Broncos should, right?
They’re in a similar situation that the Seahawks were with Jamal Adams, but in another stratosphere. they gave up Much. He cannot be allowed to walk after a year of no draft in the first two rounds.
I’m not entirely interested in Wilson’s value, ordering, negotiation, cap ratio, and the like at the moment.
Because a bunch of Denver fans just got out of “The Savior Is Here!” to “He’d better not do that to us” in a matter of minutes.
Here’s the honeymoon. Team guys wouldn’t ask for such a piece of cover. It’s getting silly
– I’m pregnant (@FireVic6) 4 June 2022
He will demand more and will never be blamed for the loss
– HAWKSSBCHAMPS (@CaldonKyle) 4 June 2022
You do realize why the Seahawks were willing to trade with him right?
– KJM (@kjm_206) 5 June 2022
To be fair, feedback is pretty divided on this one, with many pretty excited to own a Top 10 QB and would be happy with anything.
But after not underestimating one official, based on a report that has since been rescinded, some are already ready to declare that gambling on the franchise’s future isn’t worth it.
It’s interesting what money does to perspective.
Tom Brady takes less from his career. Russell Wilson claims $50 million annually. Tell me really who’s all about winning? rooting for # Falcon This year without Ross is going to be a lot more fun you can’t wait to beat Bronco Week 1 https://t.co/OVGzIaRoPa
– George George (@GeorgeOnTap) 4 June 2022
The NFL market hasn’t really made any drastic deviation from its current trajectory, which is that elite QBs are worth a lot of money, and the salary cap continues to grow. The Patrick Mahomes contract is an example of the crazy things players and teams can do as GMs find ways to give a single player a fifth of allotted money, while still building competitive rosters.
The Seattle Seahawks watched the next three to eight years for Russell Wilson and decided that wasn’t the path they were going to take.
It wasn’t all about the money, sure.
But it wasn’t…Not about money.
Teams will push the relational bullet for wins (see Rodgers, Aaron via Green Bay, or Brown, Antonio across a whole bunch of teams). Reports indicate that the Seahawks have already done so for at least a year. John Schneider said he doesn’t do that anymore.
I’m sure Pete Carroll would love nothing more than bucking the trend and spending 25% of your max in high school, maybe 70% on defense, doing everything defending/running against the NFL.
It might be a long time before they have their quarterback to pay that kind of money anyway, so who knows when Seattle will re-enter these kinds of conversations themselves.
In the meantime, there’s going to be two full years of fun trekking as people watch Wilson’s decade – not to mention his play – unfold, in both Colorado and PNW. He’s still the best quarterback this franchise has ever had, but then again, money does funny things to people.