Russell Wilson Sets Deadline for New Deal with Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback finds his patience running out. Russell Wilson gave his team an April 15th deadline to agree to a new deal.

Wilson is currently in the final year of his current contract with the team, and he has expressed his desire for a new deal to the team in recent weeks. On Tuesday, he informed the team of his desire to finish the new contract before the start of off-season workouts in mid-April.

The quarterback’s current contract with the team was signed in 2015, when Seattle gave Wilson a four-year, $88 million dollar deal that is set to run out at the end of 2019. This deal is the second-most expensive in the sport for a quarterback, trailing only Aaron Rodgers of the Packers.

Wilson is coming off one of his best seasons in 2018. The 30-year-old quarterback threw for 3,448 yards, 35 touchdowns, and only 7 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career last season.

Although it is still unclear what exactly will happen if the team doesn’t provide Wilson with a suitable offer before the April 15th deadline, it’s possible that he will either hold out or refuse to renew his stay with the team.