Russell Wilson-Giants deal was never going to happen

With franchise tags the Seahawks could keep Russell Wilson through 2021

With franchise tags the Seahawks could keep Russell Wilson through 2021

Wilson, 30, is contractually tied to Seattle through the 2023 season.

Wilson's annual average tops Aaron Rodgers' average annual salary of $33.5 million as part of the $134 million extension he signed a year ago with the Green Bay Packers.

Wilson was set to enter the final year of his four-year, $87.6 million deal where he was set to make roughly $25.3 million for the 2019 campaign.

According to USA Today, Willson tweeted, 'Hey, Seattle, we got a deal.' while lying in bed with his wife Ciara. "Time for y'all to go to bed".

Wilson's deal came after lengthy negotiations between his agent and the Seahawks management and eventually saw the player compromise on his original demand to have his contract tied to a portion of the National Football League salary cap - an unprecedented stipulation in an National Football League player deal. "To pay him what you were gonna have to pay him to keep him, and then having to pay Seattle to get him with these young crop of quarterbacks that are coming up this year, next year". The Lions have been adamant that they haven't supported Stafford enough in recent seasons and have made this offseason about changing that, starting with hiring a new offensive coordinator in Darrell Bevell, who was Wilson's play caller in Seattle. "Loves this town and its fans", agent Mark Rodgers told ESPN.com of the deal reached after midnight PT. Miami also has the third-most cap space in the league and would have no problem extending Wilson for as long as he wanted to stay in Miami. The window that first opened when Wilson arrived could be open again after Seattle went 10-6 and reached the playoffs last season in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. If the Cowboys think life gets easier as their quarterback gains experience, it's nearly like they've forgotten the oldest rule in the book. It was supposed to be a rebuilding year, but the Seahawks were ahead of schedule thanks to their return to a run-first offense and Wilson's exceptional performance when tasked to throw.

Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who posted career-highs in passing touchdowns (35) and passer-rating (110.9) in 2018. He's also been extremely durable, never missing a game while playing through significant knee, ankle and shoulder injuries.

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