According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, a representative of Wilson’s reached out to the Seahawks to insist that “something be done” to Wilson’s contract.
While the Seahawks would love to lock Wilson up long-term, no adjustments can be made until 2014 due to the new CBA. “A Rookie Contract for a Drafted Rookie may not be renegotiated, amended or altered in any way until after the final regular season game of the player’s third contract year.”
The agreement by the collective bargaining agreement is clear, but with anything, there are ways to get around it. Loopholes could exist or a possibly a tentative agreement.
While, I’ll leave that to the lawyers and representatives of Wilson, if the Seahawks could make him one of the top-paid quarterback’s why would they?
Slated to make $526,617 in 2013 and $662,434 in 2014 it allows the Seahawks to build around the rookie quarterback by having the money and cap space to do so.
Imagine if $526,617 turned into Peyton Manning money and a $7 million dollar cap hit.
How many cap casualties would there be and how would it limit what Pete Carroll and the Seahawks plan to do?