Posted: 8/18/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson completed six of his nine passes for 82 yards and rushed twice for nine yards in 25-19 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: Wilson's attempts were down last year in Seattle's run-heavy scheme, but his efficiency saw a huge uptick, and he tossed a career-high 35 touchdowns. He's a low-end QB1 candidate.
Posted: 8/08/2019 1:08 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will not play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Geno Smith gets the nod, which isn't a surprise. Generally the starter is rested in the early meaningless exhibition games, and Wilson is believed to be completely healthy. He'll enter the 2019 as a must-start QB1 across the board in all fantasy formats.
Posted: 6/30/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is the league's most underrated quarterback, in the opinion of Pro Football Focus analyst Mike Renner.
Huddle Up: Wilson likely will be a tad underrated in fantasy this summer after falling from the top-ranked fantasy QB in 2017 to ninth last season. Draft him as a solid QB1 if you wait until the top five QBs are off the board.
Posted: 4/16/2019 9:04 am UTC
Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four-year contract worth $140 million early Tuesday, April 16, a source said. He surpasses Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the NFL.
Huddle Up: The midnight PDT deadline came and went, but apparently the two sides continued to pound out a deal. It was a soft, arbitrary deadline. With or without the deal, the multi-talented Wilson is a must-start fantasy option heading into the 2019 season.
Posted: 4/16/2019 7:04 am UTC
An extension for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was not announced by the quarterback's self-imposed midnight PDT deadline on Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Wilson is still under contract, and he is expected to be the team's quarterback through 2021. It's likely a deal is still worked out at some point. Wilson will still be a must-start option for many years to come, and this could make him even more dangerous from a fantasy perspective with a chip on his shoulder.
Posted: 4/15/2019 5:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will report for the first day of the offseason program on Monday, April 15. He was hoping to have a new contract in place beforehand, but he plans to report with or without a deal.
Huddle Up: It appears that this contract situation might drag on into the postseason unless the sides suddenly announce something on Monday. While his contract status is uncertain, what is certain is that he will be a must-start fantasy option yet again in 2019.
Posted: 4/10/2019 1:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a new contract before April 15. If he doesn't get one, it would be assumed the Seahawks would franchise tag him for at least one year, which would be worth roughly $30.34 million in 2020. If they did it again in 2021 and 2022, the compensation would be about $36.4 million and $52.43 million, respectively. This was enough to make former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, who appeared as a guest recently on the NFL Network, to suggest trading Wilson is a distinct possibility.
'(D)on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think (is) the future,' Del Rio said.
Huddle Up: The thought of Wilson being traded is hard to swallow, but the cap hits in 2021 and 2022 would make it hard for any general manager to build a team, so the pressure to get something done only figures to increase as time goes by. At the moment, fantasy owners should be able to count on Wilson doing his usual thing, which is usually producing top-five numbers while sporting a stellar touchdown-to-interception ratio.
Posted: 4/06/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gave Seattle until Monday, April 15, to reach a contract extension, but there has been 'very little progress' in those negotiations, according to a source. It remains a possibility that Wilson will be franchise tagged next offseason if the waiting game continues. Realistically, Wilson may want to be the highest paid player in the NFL (at least $34-35 million) or receive the highest guaranteed signing bonus (around $100 million).
Huddle Up: Wilson deserves to be paid with how consistently successful he's played so far in his career, albeit with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. Deal or no deal, Wilson is in the mid-range QB1 discussion heading into a new season.
Posted: 4/04/2019 12:04 am UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to participate in the offseason workouts even though he wants a contract extension before the start of the workouts, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It appears like Wilson will not hold out even if he does not receive a contract extension in the next few weeks. He has been one of the better fantasy quarterbacks over the last few seasons and should be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues in 2019.
Posted: 4/02/2019 8:04 pm UTC
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made Monday, April 15, the deadline by which the Seahawks must complete negotiations on a new deal, according to a source. That day marks the beginning of Seattle's offseason program. Both sides reportedly started negotiating said new deal recently in hopes of achieving an agreement by the deadline. Wilson has one year left on his current four-year, $87.6 million contract.
Huddle Up: Wilson deserves a new deal as one of the best and most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a perennial MVP candidate and QB1 in the fantasy realm. His fantasy value may not be as high as it has been in previous years, but he remains comfortably in QB1 territory.