NFL Russell Wilson

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  1. Jon

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    So, apparently, Wilson has turned down a multi-year contract from the Seattle Seahawks which would pay him ~$21 million person, AAV. That would make him the third highest paid player in the NFL based on AAV (behind Rogers and Roethlisberger).

    My question is... WHY!?

    Look, I like Wilson, but he is not that good of a QB. He's been saved on countless times by that defense. And I doubt if he played on an average defensive team that he'd be as successful a QB.

    If he does make that much, between him and Sherman, Lynch and Graham, Seattle is going to have a lot of tough contract discussions coming up in the next few years.
     
  2. The Eye in the Sky!

    The Eye in the Sky! That guy eating pie Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeah its a good thing they got multiple championships before the salary window started to close on them.

    ...oh wait! :D
     
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  3. Rick52

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    the fact that he turned it down, though

    he knows he can get more

    or he's happy with all of his endorsement money

    probably both
     
  4. Jon

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    Yeah, definitely happy with endorsements. But as for getting more? I don't know. There are a lot of teams out there who need QBs, but I find unlikely would be willing to pay much more than $20 million per season for a guy who has not proven he can be successful without a great defense. I mean look at the Super Bowls he was in.

    The one they won, they played Denver. A team with a QB known to pee down his leg and a battered beyond repair defense. They blow them out and Wilson had an average game (not numbers-wise, but still).

    Then against the Patriots he threw one of the worst interceptions at the worst times in NFL history. I'm sorry, but a real leader says, "sorry coach, but I am NOT throwing in that situation."

    Either way, I'd like to see him on an average defensive team before I commit large dollars to this kid.
     
  5. Joseph Stalin

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    The fun thing about the NFL currently is that even you're even just a "good" quarterback (which I think Wilson is, and I don't mean that as a knock), you can command a top-level salary on par with or even above the likes of Rodgers et al because teams will do it to insure a certain talent level behind center.
     
  6. shortkut

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    the quarterback is such an important position, that if you give the jets a quarteback like eli, they become the favorites in their division. With geno, no one even considers them for a wildcard
     
  7. Fool's Requiem

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    Wilson wants to become the highest paid QB in the league. He's good, but he's not that good.
     
  8. Jon

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    This was kind of my point, in not so many words. If I'm going to commit THAT much AAV to the QB position, I better be damn sure that my QB can carry me to at least a handful of wins. I don't think Wilson is capable of that.

    Had that Super Bowl Pick Heard Round the World happened at the end of the third quarter, I think that Seattle still wins that game because the defense would have shut down Brady. Fact is, I don't trust Wilson to single-handedly win me a football game. So if I am Wilson, I take that offer from Seattle and run.
     
  9. Northern Lights

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    Seattle will pay him or somebody else will pay him. Think of teams like Jets, Bills, Texans and what they would do for Wilson.
     
  10. Jon

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    I still don't think they are dumb enough to pay him 22-23 million per season. Though, all those teams have decent defenses. Inferior offenses though.
     
  11. Rick52

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  12. Northern Lights

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    4 year deal is interesting. Obviously thinks he's still going to be in a great position to negotiate at age 30.
     
  13. Jon

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    Seattle was the only team willing to pay him that much, outside the league bottom feeders with no QB, so kudos to the Seahawks for spending half their salary cap on 5 players. Only need 48 other bodies to fill out your roster!