Russell Wilson Reportedly Has Insurance Policy in Case of Career-Ending Injury

June 16, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson are going through sluggish contract negotiations that could force the franchise quarterback to play out the final year of his rookie deal. He reportedly took out an insurance policy for protection, should he suffer a career-ending injury.
Adam Schefter of ESPN noted the presence of the extra financial protection, which he reports is "worth millions." Spotrac lists Wilson as having a base salary of around $1.5 million for the 2015 season, well below the market value for a top-end quarterback.
As for what's preventing the sides from reaching an agreement on a long-term deal, guaranteed money is apparently the biggest factor. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times passed along an update from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:
Really, the main arguments here, the main disagreements as far as the contract negotiations that have been going on between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks center on guaranteed money. Based on the people I'm talking to,...

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