Logically, this was bound to happen. The deadline has been beaten.
The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $87.6 million. That would be an APY of $17.4 million if you include this season as part of the extension, or $21.75 million in new money, meaning he's not really that "greedy" after all.
According to Adam Schefter, the deal has $60 million guaranteed. Again, was he really as "greedy" as all of those Seahawks fans have been calling him for months based on rumors?
It seems like this deal should allow Seattle wiggle room to sign Bobby Wagner to an extension and potentially keep Kam Chancellor happy, should they choose to acknowledge his holdout with a re-negotiation. Other free agents in a year include Russell Okung, Bruce Irvin, and Brandon Mebane. As more details come out, we'll get a better idea of how easy those negotiations will be, but it appears as though they can keep their Wilson and pay him too.
Couple things to note: The four years, $87.6 million total on Russell Wilson's deal is just a tick above Ben Roethlisberger's "new money."— Danny O'Neil (@dannyoneil) July 31, 2015