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SportRussell Wilson sees 'great potential' in becoming NFL's highest-paid player

00:35  18 march  2019
00:35  18 march  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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When Russell Wilson signed his last contract in the summer of 2015, he became the second- highest paid quarterback in the NFL , and thus the Wilson has since fallen to 12th among quarterbacks and 14th among all players (the two non-QB interlopers are defensive linemen Khalil Mack and Aaron

Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League ( NFL ).

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Russell Wilson is eyeing a new contract and the Seahawks quarterback sees "great potential" in inking a record deal.

In 2015, Wilson signed a four-year extension shelling out $21.9 million annually. But this was well before Aaron Rodgers signed his history-making, $134 million deal in 2018 to stay in Green Bay.

It's possible Wilson could surpass that.

"There's a great potential in that," Wilson said on the Jimmy Fallon Show. "We'll see what happens.

"It's not like it's gonna make me feel bad."

It's not a farfetched idea.

There are currently 11 quarterbacks that average more money per year than Wilson does.

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Russell Wilson Is About To Become The Highest - Paid Quarterback In The NFL . "They are setting the stage to have an extension done before next season and pay Russell Wilson more than the million per year that the elite quarterbacks get," Rapoport said on NFL Network.

Wilson, who was selected by the Seahawks in the third round (75th pick overall) of the 2012 draft, has been the key to Seattle's success over the years. He has 124 touchdown passes since 2015, trailing only Tom Brady.

Wilson, 30, also has 11 game-winning drives and 11 fourth-quarter comebacks since signing his first extension.

"I'm not sure the Seahawks are going to let me get away," he said. "I love Seattle. Seattle's a special place. I've won a Super Bowl there, been to two Super Bowls, multiple playoff games and everyone else."

However, there are a handful of other talented passers with mega-deals on the horizon, including Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott.

MLB payroll report shows Max Scherzer, Red Sox on top in 2019.
The top five highest-paid players were all pitchers, and five teams' payrolls were below $90 million. Top five MLB Opening Day payrolls 1. Red Sox, $222 million 2. Cubs, $209 million 3. Yankees, $207 million 4. Dodgers, $191 million 5. Nationals, $185 million Bottom five MLB Opening Day payrolls 26. Athletics, $88 million 27. Orioles, $78 million 28. Pirates, $77 million 29. Marlins, $71 million 30.

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