Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will end contract talks with the team if he does not receive a long-term deal by Friday
According to the report, Wilson does not want the negotiations to extend into training camp. The Seahawks report to training camp on Friday.
Wilson is due $1.5 million in base salary in 2015, the final season of his four-year rookie contract. He could be slapped with the franchise tag next year if the two sides do not agree on a deal.
Despite talks, Wilson has said that his relationship with the team is “great” and that he wants to play in Seattle for the foreseeable future.
"Just let my play speak for itself, and let the rest take care of itself. Continue to love the game for what it is, and continue to fight, continue to play,” Wilson told ESPN last month. “No matter how much I’m getting paid, whether it’s $25 million or if its $1.5 million, I’ll be ready to go.”
Wilson, 26, has won more than any other quarterback in the NFL in the past three seasons, coming out victorious in 36 regular-season games and leading the Seahawks to three playoff appearances and one Super Bowl title.
Pro Football Talk reported that the Seahawks offered Wilson a deal worth nearly $21 million a year, with “significant” guaranteed money.
- Scooby Axson