The Seattle Seahawks recently traded for former Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, and with that addition, Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson is now third on the depth chart.
Well, in terms of pay anyway.
That’s right, the guy that helped guide the Seahawks to their first ever world championship is now the third highest-paid quarterback on their roster.
Talk about the bargain that just keeps on giving, right?
Last year’s backup QB for Seattle, Tarvaris Jackson, is going to make $1.25 million this season. The newly acquired Pryor is slated to take home a cool $705k. And Wilson? A measly little $662,434.
No, the Seahawks aren’t being jackwagons about paying their star QB, they’re just adhereing to the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement which states that four-year contracts signed by draft picks can’t be renegotiated until after a player’s third season.
Don’t worry, Wilson isn’t going to have to resort to playing for the Texas Rangers in the offseason to make ends meet, because after this, Wilson’s third season in the league, he’ll be able to renegotiate.
Raise your hand if you think Russell Wilson is gonna get PAID.