Russell Wilson Signs Extension To Remain With Seattle Seahawks

 David Goldman/Associated Press

David Goldman/Associated Press


After long off-season of contract talks, Seattle Seahawks and star quarterback Russell Wilson agreed on a new four-year, $87.6 million deal. The contract includes an extensive $60 million in guaranteed money, with a signing bonus of $31 million.

Wilson is coming off his second straight Super Bowl appearance, where he lost in a heart breaker to the New England Patriots. He was scheduled to make $1.54 million this season, the last year of his rookie contract.

The 26-year-old proved last season he was deserving of a new contract. In 16 games played he threw for  3,475 yards, 20 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. In addition he held a passer rating of 95.0. On the flip side of the offense, he racked up 849 yards rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns on 118 rushing attempts. He was a big part of the Seahawks offense, since the team has drafted him in the third-round.

In his short career thus far he has done so much over his short career. Since being drafted in 2012, he has ranked first in wins with 41, first in playoff wins with six, first in Super Bowl starts with two, second in passer rating with 98.5, forth in touchdowns passes with 84. He has also been a really good quarterback in the clutch, ranking first in fourth quarter comeback drives with 12.

There is a reason why Wilson is one of the top young quarterbacks in the league. He has a great arm, good throwing accuracy, and although not a traditional pocket passer, he has the ability to extend plays with his legs.

With Russell Wilson now signed, Seattle can now turn to the defense more importantly Bobby Wagner and Kam Chancellor, who are both wanting new deals.

Although there was drama surrounding Wilson’s new deal, as it was reported saying that Wilson wanted to be the highest paid player in the NFL, the Seahawks and Wilson’s camp reached an agreement.