After the announcement came down that the Seattle Seahawks had signed Russell Wilson to a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension, fans rejoiced. The streets ran blue and green with blood. Millions went to the hospital and asked "What's happening to me?! Why isn't my blood red!?!"
Then once that settled, it was time to turn our attention to All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. And in case you didn't turn your attention to Wagner, he made sure to remind you:
Can't keep everyone— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz54) July 31, 2015
Wagner was either talking about the next season of Game of Thrones or he's just wondering whose gonna get killed off in the next season of "Seattle: A Hawk To Remember."
Recent reports have suggested that Wagner's side is talking to the Seahawks side and presumably could get a deal done before the season starts. The current market rate for one of the top middle linebackers in the NFL should be $9-10 million per season. Wilson's deal takes up about $5.5 million in additional cap space this season and then $18.5 million in 2016. Even with that additional money in 2016, Seattle is still about $19 million under the cap for next season according to OvertheCap.com. However, they also have to address the free agency of Russell Okung, Bruce Irvin, Brandon Mebane, Jermaine Kearse, and J.R. Sweezy. In the meantime, Kam Chancellor is holding out for a new deal he signed just two years ago and Michael Bennett has reported to camp, but wants a new deal from the one he signed a year ago.
So even with a decent amount of space, Wagner is right: They can't keep everyone.
But out of all of those players, they almost certainly will keep Wagner.