Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said on Saturday that he was hoping to remain with the team “for a very, very long time.”
Wilson was speaking from his camp, the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, in Madison, Wis., where he played his last season of college football for Wisconsin.
“The contract will work out. It will work itself out,” Wilson said. “I’m excited about it. I’m excited to hopefully be a Seattle Seahawks for a very, very long time. So that’s the goal.”
Wilson has been the subject of numerous reports regarding his contract situation with Seattle. He could be a free agent in 2016 if he does not reach a long-term deal with the Seahawks or does not receive the team’s franchise tag. ProFootballTalk.com reported on Sunday that the Seahawks “remain intent” on working out a long-term deal with Wilson.
Wilson will make $1.5 million this season as part of the rookie deal he signed after the Seahawks selected him in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft. The Seahawks could offer Wilson a less-than-market-value deal at some point before the 2015 season starts, as opposed to waiting until 2016.
Over his three NFL seasons, Wilson has completed 63.4% of his passes for 9,950 yards, 72 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. He reached two Super Bowls with the Seahawks, winning Super Bowl XLVIII, and made two Pro Bowls.
- Mike Fiammetta