There isn’t a bigger storyline in the NFL right now than Russell Wilson and his future with the Seattle Seahawks.
The Super Bowl-winning quarterback is due to get a massive contract – the biggest in NFL history, probably – though it’s unclear if that’ll happen with Seattle.
Wilson says he loves playing for the Seahawks and believes the franchise won’t let him get away, though there’s been constant speculation about a potential move to New York.
This morning, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk had an update on Wilson and his future.
Per a league source, the Seahawks think that Wilson would like to play elsewhere, even if he hasn’t and wouldn’t ever say it. They also believe that this unspoken dynamic will cause Wilson to drive a harder bargain with them than he would with another team.
Yes, Wilson and his agent, Mark Rodgers, continue to talk to the Seahawks about a long-term deal. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle. But if the Seahawks won’t pay whatever it is that Wilson wants from the Seahawks, the question becomes whether he’d want that same amount from a different team.
Wilson has been one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL for several seasons, though the Seahawks have disappointed in recent years.
It’s incredibly rare for QBs of his caliber to switch teams during their primes, but perhaps we’ll see it happen with Wilson.