An unnamed representative of Seattle Seahawks quarterback
Russell Wilson called the team to insist that the rookie’s contract be adjusted
following his 2012 campaign, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
This report was later denied by Wilson’s agent, Bus Cook.
Mortensen was unwilling to back off of the statement, but added that the
comments could have been made without Wilson’s knowledge.
Whatever the case, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk notes
that a restructuring won’t happen for at least another two seasons. The NFL’s
new CBA prevents rookie contracts from being renegotiated until three of the
four mandatory years have been completed.
Considering Wilson was selected in the third round of last
spring’s draft, he is currently signed to a four-year, $2.996 million contract.
Meanwhile, backup Matt Flynn is making many times that after signing his free
agent deal with the club last offseason. Florio believes this is just another
reason for Seattle to trade Flynn.
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