Kaepernick’s Big Deal Raises Questions About Russell Wilson’s Future [POLL]
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed a six-year, $126 million dollar contract extension with the 49ers on Wednesday. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has one more year to play under his rookie contract, then Seattle can re-negotiate with their signal caller. How big will that deal be?
Wilson earned $526,217 in 2013, and will get $662,434 in 2014. 2015 is the first year in which his salary would be up for negotiation. He's set to make $798,651 that season. The question is what a new deal would bring.
Wilson won the starting job in training camp in 2013 and led his team to an 11-5 season with a playoff win. In 2014, He pushed the team to a 13-3 regular season record and a Super Bowl championship.
The last few years, Seattle has locked up some if its stars like Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman to big dollar, long term deals. It stands to reason that the team would also want to reward Wilson. The question is, how much?
Since taking over as the starter in San Francisco in 2012, Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and an NFC Championship game, both losses. That team has decided to keep their tattooed quarterback around for the long haul. Unless Wilson experiences a career ending injury, expect the Seahawks to do the same. Any deal Wilson gets will depend on where Seattle sits under the salary cap and what other players the team wants to lock up, like linebacker Bobby Wagner.