Russell Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Seahawks GM John Schneider says 'nothing imminent' on Russell Wilson extension

    The Score "It's not a matter of if, but when Russell Wilson will get a massive contract extension from the Seattle Seahawks. That said, Seahawks general manager John Schneider spoke to reporters at the owner's meetings Monday and indicated that there is "nothing imminent" on that front. This..." March 24

  • Russell Wilson prepping as if he's playing out his rookie deal in 2015 "I remain a skeptic that a deal will be quickly cut between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson. In fact, the possibility remains that he plays out 2015 on the final year of his rookie deal. Despite a report to the contrary, I continue to hear talks between Wilson and the Seahawks have gone nowhere..." March 23

  • Russell Wilson May Open Door for Fully Guaranteed Contracts in the NFL

    Complex "Unlike NBA, MLB, and NHL stars, NFL players don't receive guaranteed contracts from their teams. So even if a guy signs a seven-year deal worth $950 gazillion, the truth is that he usually only receives a fraction—a very, very small fraction—of what that contract is actually worth. It's just how..." February 23

  • Russell Wilson takes “full responsibility” for Super Bowl loss

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when some players think the final play call in Super Bowl XLIX emerged from a desire by the Seahawks to make quarterback Russell Wilson and not running back Marshawn Lynch the MVP, Wilson publicly has accepted full responsibility for the outcome. In a first-person produced and edited..." February 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The possibility of #Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and a fully guaranteed contract is very real. Will be fascinating to watch this develop

  • Golden Tate -- Russell Wilson Shoulda Stopped Wife-Bangin' Rumors ... 'It's a Bunch of Bulls**t' "Golden Tate is pissed that Russell Wilson didn't IMMEDIATELY put a stop to the rumors that he banged his former QB's wife -- telling TMZ Sports, "It's sad that he's letting it go on." The ex-Seattle Seahawks WR (who now plays for the Lions) was out in Bev Hills last night with some friends --..." February 19

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    John Boyle @johnpboyle

    Schneider indicates on 710 that Wilson contract may not necessarily fall in line with other QB deals. Hints at outside-the-box approach.

  • Russell Wilson says he wants to play in Seattle forever

    The Score "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has won more games than any quarterback through their first three years. Reeling from Sunday's heartbreaking defeat in Super Bowl XLIX, Wilson reiterated on Tuesday his desire to play for the Seahawks for the entirety of his career. The Seahawks'..." February 04

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson isn’t worth $100 million

    Washington Post "Now that the Super Bowl is over, the Seattle Seahawks’ No. 1 priority this offseason will be signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension. Wilson has been the Super Bowl twice, winning it all in 2014 and falling short against the New England Patriots this past Sunday. Although he has..." February 03

  • Russell Wilson would have been a Dolphin if they hired Bret Bielema in 2012

    Sporting News "Russell Wilson and Bret Bielema went 11-3 during their one season together at Wisconsin in 2011. Wilson had the highest quarterback rating in the nation that year and was third in completion percentage as the Badgers reached the Rose Bowl. So it's not surprising that when Bielema was..." January 31

  • John Schneider: Russell Wilson’s next contract presents challenges

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is wrapping up his third NFL season, which means he’ll be eligible for a new contract in the offseason. After making the playoffs in all three years of his career, advancing to the Super Bowl twice and winning more games than any other quarterback through his..." January 28

  • Seahawks' Russell Wilson fulfills prophecy of amazing finish "Russell Wilson is not a seer, and he did not arrive at CenturyLink Field for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in Doc Brown's DeLorean. Yet the Seattle Seahawks' third-year quarterback does believe fervently in the power of visualization, and last week, as he played through scenarios surrounding his..." January 19

  • Golden Tate denies affair with Russell Wilson's ex-wife, being punched by Percy Harvin

    SB Nation "Golden Tate is tired of hearing his name pop up in social media rumors, to the point that he felt compelled to address them in an open letter to NFL fans. In the letter, which was published Friday on The Cauldron, the Detroit Lions wide receiver shot down reports of an affair with Russell Wilson's..." January 17

  • Roughing penalty on hit to Russell Wilson incorrect "Jim Harbaugh was irate on the sidelines following a pivotal roughing the passer penalty in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The penalty helped set up the Seahawks' final touchdown score and eliminate the 49ers from the playoffs. Speaking on NFL Network's NFL AM Dean Blandino, the..." December 15

  • Golden Tate's Girlfriend Will Find You If You Bring Up That Rumor "We're probably all familiar with the rumor involving Golden Tate and Russell Wilson. The gist of it is that Tate slept with Wilson's then-wife, Ashton Meem, causing a rift with the Seahawks that came to a head the week before Super Bowl XLVIII, when Percy Harvin punched Tate in the face. Everyone..." December 04

  • Russell Wilson: I don't even know what 'not being black enough' means "Exactly four days after having his blackness called into question, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was finally asked about the subject after Seattle's 13-9 win over Carolina on Sunday. Wilson was confused by the report, but only because he's not even sure what 'not being black enough' even..." October 27

  • Russell Wilson: 'Percy and I never had differences ... ignore the noise' "In the six days since the Seahawks unceremoniously dumped Percy Harvin on the Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick, we heard from everybody on the trade except Seattle's Russell Wilson. There were reports that Wilson may have had something to do with Harvin's hasty departure, though on Thursday..." October 24

  • Is there a problem between Russell Wilson and some Seahawks teammates?

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the great things about last season’s Seattle Seahawks, other than the immense talent on the roster, was the apparent togetherness. “We all we got, we all we need,” right? The players rallied around coach Pete Carroll’s high-energy ways. They won a Super Bowl. The last time a defending..." October 23

  • Russell Wilson isn't "Black Enough," Seahawks Players Allegedly Say

    The Big Lead "After Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets, the leaks began almost immediately. Harvin physically fought teammates. Harvin pulled himself out of games. Harvin may have been about to “launch a mutiny” against Russell Wilson. Though (presumably) Wilson’s camp spread word through ESPN’s Chris..." October 22

  • Percy Harvin is Jets' problem now, which presents Russell Wilson new set of issues in Seattle

    Yahoo! Sports "The Seattle Seahawks cleaned up a problem in their locker room. Now they have a new one on the field. Whatever tension Percy Harvin caused in Seattle – no matter who he punched or didn't punch, irritated or didn't irritate – he could stretch a defense like few other players in the NFL. The..." October 22

  • Russell Wilson is first player in NFL history to have 300/100 game "Peyton Manning wasn't the only NFL quarterback who made history in Week 7, so did Russell Wilson. In the Seahawks' 28-26 loss to the Rams, Wilson became the first player ever in NFL history to rush for more than 100 yards and pass for more than 300 yards in the same game. Wilson finished the..." October 21

  • Seahawks' Wilson benches Johnny Football in best-selling jersey race

    Sporting News "It’s no consolation for his team losing at home to the Cowboys Sunday, but Russell Wilson did get some good news this week, and an affirmation of his status among NFL stars. The Seahawks quarterback has the best-selling jersey in the league and is its best overall-selling player. According to..." October 14

  • Russell Wilson set to cash in off the field, too

    USA Today "Dozens of passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport impatiently waited Wednesday morning at gate D1 to board their Alaska Airlines flight to Atlanta. First class went first, of course, followed by what might as well be called Seahawks class. "Anyone wearing a Russell Wilson jersey,"..." October 10

  • Ryan Clark: We Got Beat by the Best Player in the NFL, Russell Wilson

    Washington Post "All week long, the Washington Redskins talked about the need for a strong response as they tried to recover from the embarrassment against the New York Giants and aimed to avoid another against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night. Initially, all the talk looked like hollow words. The defense..." October 07

  • Russell Wilson -- I Was a Violent Bully As Kid ... But I've Changed "Seahawks QB Russell Wilson says he was a violent bully as a child -- and often beat up other kids BADLY -- but says he learned to curb his violent tendencies and says it's time other NFL stars did too. Wilson just penned an article for -- in an effort to address the..." October 03

  • Russell Wilson promised Eagles he'd win them championships "Remember that Lombardi Trophy Russell Wilson won with the Seahawks last season? Of course you do, it was only seven months ago. Well, that could have been yours Eagle fans. Apparently, before the 2012 NFL Draft, Wilson would regularly text Philadelphia's west coast scout promising to win the..." September 05

  • As 2012 draft QBs approach paydays, Russell Wilson could become NFL’s highest-paid player

    Washington Post "Entering the 2012 NFL draft, talent evaluators buzzed about a quarterback crop that brimmed with talent and promise. Stanford’s Andrew Luck stood at the head of the class with Baylor’s Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, close behind. Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M was often discussed as..." September 02

  • Will Kaepernick’s new deal really have much of an impact on Russell Wilson?

    Seattle Times "The above question was one often asked last week after it was announced that the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick had agreed on a new deal that could keep him with the team through the 2020 season. It also came with an answer that changed as the week wore on and the details of a fairly..." June 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Word around NFL is that when Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson get new deals next year, they will come in between $24-$25 million per year.

  • Seahawks’ Russell Wilson, wife file for divorce

    USA Today "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced through the team Wednesday that he is filing for divorce from his wife of two years. Wilson married his wife Ashton in April 2012, shortly before the Seahawks selected him in the third round of the draft. “Clearly, decisions like these..." April 24

  • Bo Jackson to Russell Wilson: Stick to football

    CSN Chicago "Bo Jackson has a message for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who is moonlighting as a two-sport athlete. Don’t Just Do It. A day after he arrived at White Sox camp, the club’s newest ambassador and most famous two-sport athlete in history addressed the media on Tuesday on a..." March 19

  • Russell Wilson gets a cameo in Entourage movie

    Pro Football Talk "Yes, Russell Wilson outworks everyone. At pretty much everything. He’s one of those guys who can succeed at anything to which he puts his mind. After reaching the highest level of success in the NFL, he’s taking advantage of his limited down time to dabble in other things. His latest..." March 16

  • Russell Wilson declined 'DWTS' "Russell Wilson is well-known for his moves in the pocket, but he apparently has turned down the opportunity to showcase his skills on the dance floor. Wilson revealed in a recent interview with Access Hollywood that he has declined multiple opportunities to compete on ABC's "Dancing with the..." March 01

  • Russell Wilson wants to do 'Dancing with the Stars' "How many trophies can Russell Wilson win before his athletic career is over? The answer is probably a lot. The 25-year-old already has a Lombardi Trophy and now, it sounds like he's interested in winning a Mirror Ball Trophy. Before you ask, let me answer your question: The Mirror Ball Trophy..." March 01

  • Wilson, Carroll plan to win multiple Super Bowls in Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and coach Pete Carroll don’t think Super Bowl XLVIII will be the last championship they win together. At today’s victory parade and rally in Seattle, both Wilson and Carroll said they plan on winning more Super Bowls in the future. “When I first got here,..." February 06

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Russell Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, clarified that Wilson has no plans to actively participate in Rangers spring training.

  • Minor league baseball team offers Russell Wilson 10K to play in game

    Fox Sports "The idea of Russell Wilson playing professional baseball is gaining steam. Back in December, the Texas Rangers officially drafted the Seattle quarterback from Colorado in the Rule 5 Draft. Topps has even put him on a baseball card. Now, Rangers' Single-A minor league affiliate Myrtle..." February 02

  • Russell Wilson wants to change the game

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t just want to be a great player. He wants to be a game-changing player. Wilson told reporters today that he wants to be remembered as a player who changed the way the quarterback position is played and paved the way for a new generation of..." January 30

  • Wilson to make Rangers baseball card debut in May

    Fox Sports Southwest "The chances of Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson ever playing for the Texas Rangers are slim and none. But thanks the Topps baseball card company, at least Rangers fans will have an idea of what Wilson would look like in a Rangers jersey starting in May. That's when the company will..." January 29

  • Reunion awaiting ex-Badgers

    Denver Post "The way running back Montee Ball sees his rookie season in the NFL is that he's playing his best football just when the Broncos need him to. The fact that he's had strong performances in relief of Knowshon Moreno in playoff victories over San Diego and New England allows him to think he's..." January 26

  • Peyton Manning helped mentor a young Russell Wilson

    New York Post "Russell Wilson will face Peyton Manning for the first time in Super Bowl XLVIII, but the two quarterbacks won’t be strangers. Wilson first met the Manning 10 years ago, the Seahawks quarterbacks revealed Wednesday, while attending the Manning family passing camp — held annually by Peyton, his..." January 23

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    Larry Holder @LarryHolder

    Russell Wilson admitted he used to wear Saints hats as he was such an admirer of Drew Brees. He's not wearing any this week.

  • Pete Carroll told Russell Wilson he was starting while shooting hoops "This time about a year ago Pete Carroll named Russell Wilson the Seahawks starting quarterback and the Seattle football world was forever flipped upside down. We all know that story. But we didn't know the story of how Carroll told Wilson he was the new 'Hawks starter. And it turns out it's..." August 27

  • Brian Urlacher to Seahawks QB Russell Wilson: You ended my career "When former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement in May one of the reasons he said he was retiring was because he didn't think he could 'bring a level of performance that's up to my standards.' One of the reasons Urlacher couldn't play up to his standards is because he had a..." August 22

  • Russell Wilson looks to avoid sophomore slump

    The News Tribune "In my story today, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson offered a predictable response when asked if he was concerned about experiencing a sophomore slump after such a successful rookie season. ““I don’t even know those words,” Wilson said Tuesday after his team’s first day of mandatory..." June 12

  • No question: Russell Wilson's in charge now

    Seattle Times "The popular image of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is that of a football savant who lives, eats and breathes the game 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Wilson doesn't argue, but puts up a mild protest. "I did take a couple of weeks off (after the season)," he said..." May 22

  • Seahawks' Russell Wilson eager to improve

    Tacoma News Tribune "An unexpected starter in 2012, Russell Wilson clearly is the man in charge on the field offensively for the Seattle Seahawks. But as he prepares for his second season, the 24-year-old quarterback isn’t content with his breakout rookie performance. He wants more. And he’s willing to put in the work..." March 28

  • QB Russell Wilson organizing extra practices with Seahawks receivers

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer "The NFL’s new-ish collective bargaining agreement, which went into effect for the 2012 season, bars teams from holding official workouts until April 15 this year — a month later than usual. But Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, never one to laze around, is organizing informal practice sessions..." March 27

  • RUSSELL WILSON: “IT’S SO EXCITING TO SEE WHAT WE HAVE ON THE TABLE” "Russell Wilson was in a corporate meeting at Virginia Mason Athletic Center last week, but John Schneider felt compelled to interrupt the session. And who could blame him? The Seahawks had just completed a trade to acquire Percy Harvin and the team’s general manager figured the team’s quarterback..." March 24

  • Russell Wilson alone not convincing NFL teams to seek shorter quarterbacks

    Seattle Times "Mike Glennon was picked ahead of Russell Wilson once before. It was two years ago when Wilson was playing minor-league baseball and Glennon was promoted to North Carolina State's starting quarterback. Glennon is very likely to be chosen earlier than Wilson once again, which speaks to just..." February 24

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