Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson isn't having any of it. None of it. Wilson is due a new deal and he's making it quite clear that he's either gonna get it in Seattle, or get it elsewhere.
Wilson made it clear on Tuesday that he wants a new deal by April 15, which is when players report to Seattle for offseason workouts.
Wilson was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month, and he answered questions about his status in the NFL, including a question about himself possibly becoming the highest paid player in the league.
Now, it's clear that that's what he wants, and apparently the concussion water and football bread sales aren't cutting it. Wilson's current deal is a four-year, $87.6 million contract, which he will be in his final year of. It's typical of a team right now to lock a player down long-term, rather than playing on the final year of the deal and risk his future with the team and/or the dreaded franchise tag.
Another thing to think about -- if he doesn't get this deal but his so-called "deadline," does this mean he skips workouts (not that it really matters, as they're voluntary anyway)? Both sides have reportedly been negotiating recently, which is definitely a good sign.
The Seahawks are dumb as shit if they don't do this. There's no doubt that Wilson will get this deal, where he'll get it is the question.