The Super Bowl saw the pass happiest team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a game that tied for the second largest fourth quarter comeback in Super Bowl history. The conclusion of the season means the offseason has officially arrived for every team, though for several members of the Seattle Seahawks the Friday after the Super Bowl carries additional meaning.
Specifically, for several years the Hawks front office has used the Friday after the Super Bowl as the vesting date for several contract guarantees, and this year is no different. Per OverTheCap.com, on Friday the following Seahawks will see some or all of their 2020 base salaries become fully guaranteed:
- Russell Wilson: $18M 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
- Bobby Wagner: $10.75M 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
- Tyler Lockett: $5.093M of 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
- Jason Myers: $1.5M of 2020 base salary becomes fully guaranteed
Obviously, the top three players on that list are likely nowhere near potential cap casualties this coming year. In addition, the vesting of the guarantee for Myers probably means the team is unlikely to move on from him this coming season, no matter how many fans may wish for the team to do so.
So, while the team will likely see at least a handful of members of the Seahawks released for reasons related to the salary cap, as of Friday, these four players will see their earnings become fully guaranteed.