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Height/Weight: 5-11/206 | Birthdate: 11/29/1988 | Birthplace: Richmond, VA, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Wisconsin | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 99/59 | Average Draft Position: 43.43
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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson agrees to contract extension


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) The Seahawks agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Russell Wilson on Friday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirmed.

The extension is for four years and $87.6 million. The deal includes a $31 million signing bonus and an estimated $60 million in guaranteed money. Wilson confirmed the four year extension on his Twitter account. 

Wilson has one Super Bowl win and has thrown for 72 touchdowns with 26 interceptions in his three-year career.


Report: Seahawks offer QB Russell Wilson $21 million annually


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) The Seahawks have offered quarterback Russell Wilson a deal worth $21 million per year, sources have told Pro Football Talk.

That is only one million annually less than what Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is earning and he is the highest-paid player at his position in the NFL.

Wilson and his team remain at an impasse in contract negotiations with training camp set to open Friday.


Report: Seahawks, Russell Wilson not close on deal


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson aren't close on a contract extension, according to a report by NFL.com.

Wilson is scheduled to make $1.54 million this season. The two sides reportedly won't negotiate past the start of training camp. The deadline of the July 30 start of camp means that talks should accelerate over the next two weeks. 


QB Russell Wilson reiterates desire to stay with Seahawks


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/29/2015) Quarterback Russell Wilson, whose contract status has developed into one of the offseason's major storylines, said that despite the issue with his deal, he still wants to remain with the Seahawks. 

"The rest will work out. The contract will work itself out. I'm excited about it and excited to hopefully be a Seattle Seahawk for a really, really long time," Wilson said during a football camp. "So, that's the goal."

Wilson is slated to play out the final year of his rookie contract in 2015, making $1.54 million, a figure wildly below market value for a player who has been to back-to-back Super Bowls. 


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson insured against injury this year


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hopes he plays this season under a new, more lucrative contract. But caution has trumped hope.

Wilson confirmed that he has taken out an insurance policy in case he gets badly hurt during the final year of his rookie deal that will pay him a comparatively meager $1.5 million.

"That's just being smart," Wilson told the Tacoma News Tribune. "If I do have to play this season (without a new contract), that's just being smart. That's all that is, really. I think that's the right thing to do."

Wilson added that negotiations that extend into the season will not distract him from maximizing his performance. Pete Carroll can certainly see the possibility of talks taking place during the year.

"I don't care how long we keep working," he said. "Whatever it takes, to do the right thing. ... That's why we are working."


Russell Wilson's agent inks 16-page letter to Seahawks on contract issue


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Mark Rodgers, the agent for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, issued a 16-page letter to the club explaining his position on contract negotiations between Wilson and the Seahawks, as first reported by the NFL Network. 

Wilson is slated to play out the final year of his rookie contract in 2015, making $1.54 million. Rodgers previously started in a radio interview that Wilson is content to wait and see what happens after the season.

"Russell is under contract with the Seahawks," Rodgers said, per ESPN.com. "He absolutely would be fine playing his fourth year under the contract he signed coming out and then moving on from there. I don't feel any particular crunch on time or any real particular deadlines."

Wilson added to the point, saying he isn't necessarily rushing to make a decision on his future past this season. 

"I'm prepared for that 100 percent if that's the case," Wilson said about the final year of his contract. "I want to be here for a long time. I just have to get ready to play. I love the game, and I love being out here with these guys. Ultimately, I just take it one day at a time and see where it takes me."


Seahawks talking extension with Bobby Wagner, Russell Wilson


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) The Seahawks have begun negotiations with linebacker Bobby Wagner on a contract extension, NFL.com reported. Wagner is scheduled to make $977,427 this year, the last season of his rookie contract. 

The team is still attempting to extend quarterback Russell Wilson, who will also complete his rookie contract. The two talks are somewhat related, since the team will only be able to tag one of the two players, if extensions aren't reached. 


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson embraces huge target that is Jimmy Graham


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/8/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has never had a receiver like tight end Jimmy Graham on his side of the ball, per The Seattle Times.

Wilson is already building a relationship with the 6-foot-7 Graham in order to find the perfect spots to throw him the ball. So far in organized team activities, the perfect spot has been anywhere.

“Throwing to him is easy,” Wilson said.

Graham, one of the premier targets at tight end, knows it will take a lot of repetition for him and Wilson to eventually get on the same page, but doesn't doubt that the duo will put up big numbers this season.

“That stuff takes time,” Graham said, “but honestly me and Russ have been on kind of this accelerated learning curve. He just gets it up and gives you an opportunity to be great. We’ll be keep working on that, and we’ll be just fine come the season, because that’s a big thing. That’s all about the connection, that’s all about knowing what each other is going to do and what each other likes.”

The Seahawks ranked 20th in the league last year in redzone efficiency, one thing that Graham's size and Wilson's decision-making will dramatically improve.

“That may be one of the biggest things, just the size we have down there when things start to get tight,” offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said.


Russell Wilson's agent: Contract talks 'encouraging'


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has greatly outplayed his rookie contract and the two sides have been working on negotiations for some time. Mark Rodgers, his agent, has a positive outlook on the talks, per The Seattle Times.

“I would characterize our talks as ongoing, fluid, robust at times, thoughtful,” Rodgers said.  “And we’ve made progress. I would characterize them as positive and encouraging.”

Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, said that his client is prepared to play this season without a new deal despite the ongoing negotiations.

“There really are no deadlines,’’ Rodgers said. "Financially, we planned long-term for him to play for the $1.5 million dollars (in 2015). So there isn’t any expectation of additional money coming in from the Seattle Seahawks this coming year.’’

Wilson threw for 3,475 yards with 20 touchdowns last season, leading the Seahawks to their second-consecutive Super Bowl appearance.


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson skips OTA to attend funeral


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to skip OTAs, but his absence is not related to his contract situation. He is instead in Florida to represent the team at the funeral of Tammy Meyerson, who served as the mentor for teammate Jimmy Graham, per NFL.com.

Wilson and the Seahawks have reportedly been millions of dollars apart in contract negotiations, but the two parties have not been contentious publicly about their differences.


Report: Seahawks, Russell Wilson millions apart in talks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson are "10s of millions" apart in contract negotiations, various sources familiar with the talks have told radio station ESPN 710.

The offer by the club for an extension to Wilson is believed to be around $80 million. That would put him in the same ballpark with such veteran quarterbacks as Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton, but not the veteran elite such as Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger.

Wilson has guided Seattle to the Super Bowl in each of the last two years, winning it in 2013. But running back Marshawn Lynch and the defense have generally received much of the credit. Wilson, however, is coming off another strong season in which he completed 63 percent of his passes for 3,475 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions.


Seahawks GM explains mindset in Russell Wilson negotiations


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Seahawks general manager John Schneider has expressed caution in regard to the slow pace of contract negotiations with quarterback Russell Wilson.

"Every negotiation is unique in and of itself and this is no different," Schneider told radio station KIRO. "He's our quarterback. We'd love him to be our quarterback. But the thing is we need to keep as many players together as we possibly can. What I can tell you is that this is the ultimate team sport. We have a track record of rewarding our players that we recognize as core players."

Schneider added that the Seahawks need to "make smart decisions" in working to maintain their winning ways for a long time.


Report: Seahawks making little progress in talks with QB Wilson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Contract talks between the Seahawks and standout quarterback Russell Wilson are progressing slowly at best, multiple sources have told Pro Football Talk.

Wilson is under contract through 2015, but is considered underpaid in relation to other top-level players at his position. He not only led the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, but he is coming off a season in which he threw for 20 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.


Seahawks QB Russell Wilson not done with two-sport possibility


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has not ruled out playing baseball in addition to his football career, per NFL.com.

"You never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."

His latest statement regarding playing two sports was made to Bryant Gumbel in an interview that will air on the HBO series Real Sports.

Report: Seahawks' Russell Wilson won't land fully-guaranteed deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been in talks to land a contract extension this offseason, and while a large portion of the deal will be guaranteed, the quarterback will not receive a fully-guaranteed contract, NFL.com reports.

CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on March 21 that Wilson and the Seahawks were not close to an agreement. La Canfora also said during the NFL combine that it's possible Wilson plays out his rookie deal with the team. He has a cap hit a little less than $1.7 million in the last year of his rookie contract.


Seahawks not close to a deal with QB Russell Wilson


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Although there are reports to the contrary, the Seahawks are not close to a new deal with quarterback Russell Wilson, according to CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Wilson, a third-round selection in 2012, is entering the last year of his rookie contract with the Seahawks. La Canfora wrote during the NFL combine that it could be possible that Wilson plays out his rookie contract.

The 26-year-old has accumulated 9,950 yards passing with 72 touchdowns and 26 interceptions in three seasons played. His 849 yards rushing last season led all quarterbacks.


Seahawks GM: 'No timeline' on Russell Wilson's contract extension


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Seahawks general manager John Schneider told reporters during Thursday's combine press conference that there is "no timeline" on Russell Wilson's contract extension, per the Palm Beach Post.

"I've talked to his people, and they know where we're at," Schneider said.

Schneider also indicated last week that he's expecting to find a way to keep his top quarterback on the roster long-term and he is not afraid to do so unconventionally. Wilson, who has one year left on his rookie contract, has led Seattle to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. Wilson registered 3,475 passing yards, with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2014. He also ran for 849 yards and six touchdowns.


Seahawks GM thinking outside the box to re-sign Russell Wilson


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Tuesday he is expecting to find a way to keep quarterback Russell Wilson on the team long term and he is not afraid to do so unconventionally.

"I think Russell Wilson wants to win championships," Schneider said. "Being a championship caliber team means thinking outside the box a lot of times and we're going to do that with Russell. He knows there are certain dominoes that have to fall in place."

Wilson has one year remaining on his rookie contract and has led Seattle to the Super Bowl two consecutive seasons.

"I've talked to his agent now, much like several of our other free agents. He knows, he gets it," Schneider said. "He wants to win and win for a long time. We're going to do what's best for this organization and that doesn't mean you just do what everybody else around the league has already done."


Russell Wilson: 'I obviously want to play in Seattle forever'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/3/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is poised to receive a huge contract extension as he enters the final year of his rookie deal. Before leaving for the offseason, he told reporters he wasn't thinking about his contract during his team's run to the Super Bowl.

"To be honest with you, I haven’t really thought anything about it," he said, per the Seattle Times. "You know, I obviously want to play in Seattle forever. That’s my goal, and I want to be with this organization. I love this organization. I love this city. I love these fans, and I love winning here. We’ve won a lot of football games here, and that’s the goal, you know.

"Every year I step on the field, every time I go out those doors back there, the goal is to have a winning day and the goal is to have a winning practice with great teammates around me. So, I think that’s where my focus is, is just continue to find ways to win, and hopefully it’s here in Seattle forever. But still -- I’m still thinking I’ve got a game on Sunday. That’s what I’m still feeling like.”


Report: Seahawks' Russell Wilson to go to spring training


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson plans to go to spring training with the Rangers again this year, according to a report from Fox Sports Southwest

Wilson was drafted, but not signed, by the Orioles in 2007, coming out of high school. At NC State, he was drafted by the Rockies in 2010 and played two seasons of Class-A minor league ball. 

Wilson played second base and hit .229 with 5 HR and 29 RBI in 94 games for the Tri-City Dust Devils and Asheville Tourists. 

The Rangers selected Wilson in the 2013 Rule V draft, and he attended one day of 2014 spring training. 

The Rangers' spring camp opens on Feb. 20. It's unknown when Wilson will arrive or how long he'll stay. 


Seahawks' Russell Wilson throws game-ending interception


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson turned in a solid game until his final attempt.

Wilson completed 12 of 21 passes for 247 passes and two scores. While he didn't complete his first pass until the second quarter, Wilson made up for that with his deep attempts. He averaged 11.8 yards per completion during the contest. Wilson nearly brought the Seahawks back with the game on the line. After leading the team down to the one yard line, Wilson threw an interception to Malcolm Butler to end the threat. Wilson also had 39 rushing yards.


Seahawks GM: Russell Wilson's contract to present roster challenge


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The Seahawks are preparing to re-sign quarterback Russell Wilson. With Wilson making under $1 million per year in his first three seasons, Seattle has been able to give other players contract extensions. Now, general manager John Schneider knows it will be tough on the team to get Wilson at the hefty price tag.

"It presents challenges, there is no question," Schneider said. "We haven’t sat down with his representatives. We are still going to be drafting young players and playing young players, so we might not be able to dip into free agency like you may want to here and there or compensate somebody else that you want to compensate that is already on your team, but just the fact that we’re going to continue to keep drafted players and playing young players should help us compensate for whatever level of compensation (for Wilson’s contract) is."

Wilson threw for 3,475 yards in 2014 with 20 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. He also ran for 849 yards and six touchdowns.


Report: Clay Matthews fined $22K for illegal hit on Russell Wilson


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/22/2015) The NFL fined Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews $22,050 for his illegal blindside hit on Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the NFC Championship Game, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. The vicious shot to Wilson's head occurred in the second quarter.

Seahawks' Russell Wilson throws game-winning touchdown pass


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson struggled for most of the NFC Championship Game, throwing four interceptions. However, when the game reached overtime, Wilson connected on two different plays for 35 yards each, including the game-winning touchdown to Jermaine Kearse to send Seattle to the Super Bowl.

Wilson threw for 209 yards in the game and rushed for 25 yards, including a touchdown.


Seahawks' Russell Wilson throws three touchdowns in win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tossed three touchdowns in Saturday's win against the Panthers.

Wilson completed 15 of 22 passes for 268 yards and three scores. He was able to pull off a number of big plays, averaging 12.2 yards per completion. Wilson did have seven rushing attempts, but was mostly held in check on the ground, picking up 22 yards. 

Jermaine Kearse played a big role in Wilson's performance. Kearse was able to get open deep a number of times against the Carolina secondary. He had two gains of 33 yards and picked up a 63 yard touchdown. Wilson made sure to spread the love, tossing his other touchdowns to Luke Willson and Doug Baldwin.

Wilson will take on the winner of the Packers/Cowboys game in the NFC Championship.