It's almost time to see whether a deadline that's not actually a deadline will truly be a deadline.

That's pretty much all the drama that's left in the near future for contract talks between quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Sources have told FOX Sports there remains a sizable gap between the sides and only significant concessions by one or both parties will get a deal done by the first practice of training camp Friday morning.
So what, right? There's still plenty of time before the start of the regular season, correct?

Yes, but as NFL.com reported earlier this month, the team and Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, have set a deadline of Friday morning to get a deal done. It was an attempt to draw the sides closer together, though all it's done to this point is provide a finish line with a 2015 salary of $1.5 million for Wilson on the other side of it.

Sources say the Seahawks have been offering a contract that would make Wilson one of the top three highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. One source said Seattle’s offers have been more lucrative than the five-year, $103.8 million deal Cam Newton signed in June. Newton is scheduled to make $31 million during the 2015 season, with another $10 million coming via an option bonus in April.