Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been the most underpaid player in the NFL at the beginning of his career, but that’s about to change as the team is reportedly close to signing him to a contract extension.
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Wilson was drafted in the third round in 2012 and signed to a four-year, $2.99 million deal, but him helping lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory in 2013 was enough for the Seahawks to work on an extension for him.
It will be worth close to $20 million per year. The contract will likely be long-term since Wilson is only 26 years old.
This will be the next step in the Seahawks trying to solidify their offense after they extended running back Marshawn Lynch and traded for tight end Jimmy Graham.
The Seahawks locked up their pass defense after their Super Bowl season, and they have now secured their most important pieces on offense.
Sporting News reported on Wilson’s imminent contract extension on Twitter.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 2015