Multiple reports have indicated that the Seahawks are offering Russell Wilson $21MM per year. However, Mike Florio of PFT hears from one league source that they might actually be offering $21MM in new money rather than $21MM annually. If the Seahawks are offering Wilson a five-year deal with $21MM per year in new money, that average applies to the four new years, making the total value in the range of $85.5MM ($17.1MM per year).
Here’s more on Wilson, the Seahawks, and a couple of Seattle’s division rivals in the NFC West:
- If the Seahawks don’t give Wilson roughly $25MM per year, there are six or seven teams lined up that will, tweets Benjamin Allbright of 1340AM in Denver.
- The best chance for Kam Chancellor and Michael Bennett to get new deals with the Seahawks is to go for a rare tandem holdout, opines Joel Corry of CBSSports.com (Twitter link). Legendary Dodgers pitchers Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax employed this technique decades ago but it has rarely been attempted since in any major sport.
- The Rams are currently on track to have more than a dozen players eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2016, and many of those players are starters or top reserves, writes Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. While extension discussions take time, the club would ideally like to have a few of those contract situations resolved before the end of the season, says Thomas.
- In the wake of the Cardinals‘ addition of Jen Welter to their coaching staff – detailed here by Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic – other teams around the league are interested in identifying other potential female coaching candidates, says Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link).
Zach Links contributed to this post.