So, now we can all relax a little bit. You know, until we get more rumors and conjecture about Bobby Wagner’s negotiations. Or until the next guy threatens to hold out or otherwise demands a new contract. Or until we start hearing about guys in the locker room being disgruntled about the deals other people are getting around them.
It’s 4 years, $87.6 million. It’s a good thing because it’s a fair deal for both sides, it sets up Wilson to be this team’s quarterback for the bulk of his career, and it also sets him up to be in a position in 2020 to get a spiffy new deal. Other than that, I don’t really care about how the contract breaks down. It sounds like Wilson’s getting a lot of that guaranteed, but when you think about it, as long as he stays relatively healthy, the whole fucking thing is going to be guaranteed. Russell Wilson isn’t going anywhere. He’ll see every dime of that $87.6 million and then some. He’s going to be a very wealthy man for the rest of his life.
The greatest thing about this is that it’s finally over. We don’t have to talk about Russell Wilson’s contract again for another 3-4 years. We won’t have this looming over the entire season (I honestly don’t know how the people of Baltimore survived that contract season for Joe Flacco; I guess winning the Super Bowl probably helps). Really, after the excitement of this morning, that’ll be it. We’ll be on to the issues at hand: Training Camp, and the upcoming 2015 NFL season.
I like Wilson. I like having him around. I think he’s going to be a good one for the duration of his career. I’m glad his contract isn’t going to hamstring the organization capwise, and I’m glad that he’s probably happy making just a tick under Aaron Rodgers. I won’t argue with which quarterback deserves the most money or whathaveyou, but it sort of feels right that Rodgers is still the highest-paid QB in the NFL. Mostly, I’m just glad this deal got done before Andrew Luck did his extension. I’d hate to see that pissing contest, I’ll tell you that much.