West Notes: Chargers, Seahawks, Raiders

Cam Newton signed a new deal with the Panthers this week, locking him up through the 2020 season, but several notable QBs remain unsigned beyond 2015, including Seahawks signal caller Russell Wilson. Earlier today, PFR’s Luke Adams looked at how Newton’s brand new deal will affect Wilson. It remains to be seen exactly what the impact will be, but Luke wouldn’t be surprised to see him top Aaron Rodgers‘ $22MM annual salary.

Here’s a look at the AFC and NFC West..

  • New information emerged about a land acquisition in Carson related to an alternative stadium plan the Chargers are pursuing with the Raiders, as David Garrick and Roger Showley of U-T San Diego write. Meanwhile, the city of Carson, Calif. has been sued by a real estate development company over alleged breach of contract related to building on a landfill. Among Rand’s allegations was that in the summer of 2013, city officials “spoke with representatives of NFL teams, including the San Diego Chargers, about relocating to Carson.”
  • The Seahawks are moving former quarterback B.J. Daniels to wide receiver, leaving just two quarterbacks on their 90-man roster for the time being, as Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk writes. Tarvaris Jackson has served as the backup to Wilson in each of the last two seasons and currently remains unsigned, though there is mutual interest between the two sides.
  • The Raiders‘ signing of Trindon Holliday shows what they think of their other returners, Bill Williamson of ESPN.com tweets. Oakland inked Holliday earlier today after learning that rookie Andre Debose would be sidelined with an Achilles injury.
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    1. tenper

      I’ve got a minor connection with the Rams & I haven’t seen any reports of some players’ unhappiness about taking a 6 or 7% pay cut by moving to California because of the difference in state income tax.

      The same situation applies to Russell Wilson’s potential contract. He could make 7.65% less than Rodgers and still take home the same salary since there’s no state income tax in Washington State. Don’t forget – this applies to endorsements & other income!


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