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Field Gulls Podcast: How much is too much to pay Russell Wilson?

Seattle Seahawks place non-exclusive franchise tag on Frank Clark and re-sign Akeem King

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The show kicks off this week with the news that the Seattle Seahawks are bringing back cornerback Akeem King on a one-year deal. Earlier this week, the Seahawks announced they’re placing the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark.

By using the non-exclusive franchise tag, Brandan Schulze and Adam Emmert discuss how a team could potentially offer Clark a contract and if the Seahawks choose not to match then they could receive two first round picks as compensation. Does that explain why Seattle was reportedly meeting with prospects like Kyler Murray and Josh Allen at the combine?

In the second segment, we tackle the question, “How much money is too much to pay Russell Wilson when it comes to his next contract?” Plus, if you’re going to pay top dollar for a quarterback, what are some other areas the general manager has control over that he needs to operate at a high level to continue to succeed? With the notion floating around that the Seahawks should consider trading Russell Wilson, let’s remember the last time the Seahawks had a long stretch in search of a franchise quarterback. It was the worst era in franchise history.

We close the show with a look at some of the news with our division rivals. Eric Weddle signs on with the Rams after being cut by the Ravens. In the Do Better segment, Adam points out a writer who says the Seahawks will regress in 2019 despite offering no real evidence apart from suggesting opponents will start to slow down the Seattle run game. Brandan takes issue with the nonsense surrounding Kyler Murray, particular the report that he inflated his height at the combine. Better at Life honors this week go to SpaceX for a recent launch and to an outstanding course taught at Cal State Long Beach.

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