Russell Wilson tweets he has reached a deal with the Seahawks

Rumors fly on eve of Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's contract deadline

Rodgers is back atop the quarterback pay scale after signing an extension past year that averages $33.5 million.

Well Seahawks fans, the wait is finally over.

Regardless of whether he has a new contract or no, it had been expected all along that Wilson will fulfill all of his regular requirements, including the offseason training program, which began Monday and is technically voluntary.

The Seahawks could make a trade like that and net several future first-round draft picks. After that extension, Wilson said he would have tabled contract talks and played out the final year of his rookie contract had the two sides not met the deadline. Clark did not attend voluntary sessions last year, either, raising the expectation that he also won't be around this year until his future is settled, or mandatory camps begin.

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Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson confirming on Twitter early Tuesday morning with a video that he and the team have reached a deal to stay in Seattle.

Rodgers recently jumped back up to the highest-paid quarterback, averaging $33.5 million per year with $103 million in guaranteed money. John Elway once convinced Peyton Manning to come to Denver to finish his career, and he could hit a home run for the Broncos by landing Wilson at age 30.

Assuming that Wilson's deadline actually means something and that it's not just hot air, and assuming he does cut off negotiations as he's reportedly threatened to do if no agreement is struck by said deadline, then Wilson could be forcing Seattle into a tight spot ahead of the 2020 season. Wilson has since fallen to 12th in terms of annual average salary among quarterbacks, and it is believed he wants his next contract to hold up longer than his last one.

But the Seahawks had to weigh how much to pay Wilson while also knowing they have decisions coming on Clark as well as Reed and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle. The only ERFA who did not sign his deal Monday was receiver David Moore.

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