Is Russell Wilson looking for a new deal already from the Seattle Seahawks? The rookie sensation who may win the 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year award, is reportedly trying to restructure his contract after one season with the Seahawks.
According to a Yahoo! sports report on Jan. 20, "a representative of Wilson's reached out to the Seahawks to insist that "something be done" to Wilson's contract, which will pay the Rookie of the Year candidate $1,189,051 over the next two seasons ($526,617 in 2013 and $662,434 in 2014)."
This may sound a bit old-school, but Wilson needs to just finish out his deal, he has to in fact. Actually according to an NFL rule, the Seahawks can't give Wilson more money now, even if they wanted to.
As stated in Article 7, Section 3(k)(i) of the 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."
Wilson has a point, but as his employers, the Seahawks, may want to see if he was just a "one hit wonder," so-to-speak.
Odds are Russell Wilson is the real deal and could end up being one of the best quarterbacks in Seahawks history, but the old saying may apply here.
Prove you can do it again, and don't worry Russell, you are going to be one rich man!
If Wilson leads Seattle to the post season again in 2013, the Seahawks may try to restructure his deal early if possible, and that $526,617 he will get next season will seem like chump change!