Russell Wilson’s Seahawk Contract Extention Deadline is April 15
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has given the team an April 15 deadline to work out a contract extension past this year according to the Seattle Times' Bob Condotta.
Wilson enters 2019 on the final year of his four year, $87.6 million contract he signed in July 2015. Seattle and Wilson "have had some negotiations in recent days," per Condotta.
The NC State and Wisconsin product is currently the 12th-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. He could play under the franchise tag in each of the next three seasons with a 2020 salary of just over $30 million under the tag.
Wilson was drafted by Seattle in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft and has led Seattle to a pair of Super Bowl appearances, winning one and losing one.
Wilson has thrown 196 touchdowns in 112 games as Seattle's starter, going 75–36–1. He has not missed a start since entering the league in 2012.