Russell Wilson is looking for a contract extension from the Seattle Seahawks as soon as possible, but one NFL star wonders if a new deal from his current team is what the quarterback actually wants.
Wilson has reportedly set a deadline of Monday to work out a new contract with the Seahawks, and many believe the team will eventually make him the highest-paid player in league history. Tyrann Mathieu, who played against Wilson in the NFC West for several seasons, tweeted over the weekend that Wilson wants to play for the New York Giants.
Russ wants New York. But you ain’t heard that from T.. https://t.co/AWGBUAjaWj
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 14, 2019
It’s unclear if Mathieu has inside information or is just guessing, but it seems unusual that he is putting that out in public unless he has a good reason to believe it.
The latest we heard about Wilson’s contract negotiations with the Seahawks makes it seem like he could have to play out the final year of his deal. Seattle could always use the franchise tag on him next offseason, but that has the potential to create some tension. Either way, it would be a shock if the Seahawks let him leave.