Guest of the League
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College: Wisconsin | 7 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 11/29/1988
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 335.3
Avg Pts: 20.96
Rank: 6 QB

Fantasy Week
Week 123.05Russell Wilson 1 rushing TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Russell Wilson 4 yd rushing TD
Russell Wilson 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)
Russell Wilson 1 passing TD (4.00 pts)
. . . Russell Wilson 7 yd TD pass to J.D. McKissic
Russell Wilson 233 passing yds (11.65 pts)
Player Notes
Apr 16 8:33am ET

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is guaranteed a total of $107 million and has a full no-trade clause. He is tied to the Seahawks for five years and $157 million.

Apr 16 5:13am ET

Updating a previous report, the Seattle Seahawks and QB Russell Wilson agreed on a four-year contract worth $140 million early Tuesday, April 16, a source said. He surpasses Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Fantasy Spin: The midnight PDT deadline came and went, but apparently the two sides continued to pound out a deal. It was a soft, arbitrary deadline. With or without the deal, the multi-talented Wilson is a must-start fantasy option heading into the 2019 season.

Apr 16 4:20am ET

The Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have agreed to a 4-year, $140 million contract extension which includes a $65 million signing bonus. Wilson had imposed his own deadline, but he and the team made it in right before that deadline hit. Wilson becomes the league's highest-paid player, and the Seahawks lock down one of the league's best signal callers for another four years. There was never a huge belief that Wilson and Seattle would part ways, but now any minor concerns can be put to rest.

From RotoBaller

Apr 16 3:13am ET

An extension for Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was not announced by the quarterback's self-imposed midnight PDT deadline on Tuesday, April 16.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson is still under contract, and he is expected to be the team's quarterback through 2021. It's likely a deal is still worked out at some point. Wilson will still be a must-start option for many years to come, and this could make him even more dangerous from a fantasy perspective with a chip on his shoulder.

Apr 16 12:40am ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson apparently won't negotiate another long-term deal with the team if a contract extension isn't reached by Monday night. This gives the rumor that Wilson would like to play elsewhere some legs. He gave the Seahawks an April 15 deadline for a contract extension, and so far the two sides haven't come to an agreement. It's possible the team could look to trade him or put the franchise tag on him next season. Contract issues aside, Wilson remains firmly in the QB1 discussion after tossing a career-high 35 touchdowns in 2018. He may have trouble matching that this year, though, if Seattle continues to hand the ball off frequently.

From RotoBaller

Apr 15 1:40pm ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has set Monday, April 15, as the firm, real deadline for a contract extension to be reached. Nothing has happened as of now, but Wilson's agent has been in the Seattle area for the last three days trying to get something done. It's expected that Wilson will be the highest paid player in the NFL if an extension gets done, but there's no guarantee that will happen and the Seahawks could place the franchise tag on him next year if an extension isn't agreed upon. Wilson would also like his salaries tied to the future salary caps. Wilson had a career-high 35 touchdown passes last year and remains a strong QB1 in an offense that ran the ball more than any other team in 2018.

From RotoBaller

Apr 15 1:43am ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will report for the first day of the offseason program on Monday, April 15. He was hoping to have a new contract in place beforehand, but he plans to report with or without a deal.

Fantasy Spin: It appears that this contract situation might drag on into the postseason unless the sides suddenly announce something on Monday. While his contract status is uncertain, what is certain is that he will be a must-start fantasy option yet again in 2019.

Apr 15 12:50am ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will report to the team's first day of the offseason program on Monday whether he receives a long-term contract extension by his deadline on April 15 or not. The two sides don't appear to be close to reaching an agreement by Monday, so Wilson could end up playing the 2019 season on the final year of his contract. Seattle could look to slap the franchise tag on him next year or they could also trade him. A lot can still happen in this situation, and there are also reports that Wilson would like to play elsewhere. The 30-year-old handed the ball off more than any signal-caller in 2018 but still managed to toss a career-high 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. While there won't be much room for improvement on those numbers next year, Wilson remains a strong QB1 heading into next season.

From RotoBaller

Apr 14 2:00pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks think that quarterback Russell Wilson wants to play elsewhere, according to a league source. They also think that it'll cause Wilson to drive a harder bargain when it comes to a potential long-term extension. Wilson has set a deadline of Monday, April 15, to come to an agreement on an extension. Seattle can keep him for a base salary of $17 million this year, but Wilson may decide to stay on the franchise tag for around $30 million in 2020. Seattle could also elect to trade Wilson at some point. Seattle ran the ball more than any other team in 2018, but Wilson was still excellent as a passer and will remain a QB1 if he stays with the Seahawks.

From RotoBaller

Apr 9 10:13pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants a new contract before April 15. If he doesn't get one, it would be assumed the Seahawks would franchise tag him for at least one year, which would be worth roughly $30.34 million in 2020. If they did it again in 2021 and 2022, the compensation would be about $36.4 million and $52.43 million, respectively. This was enough to make former NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, who appeared as a guest recently on the NFL Network, to suggest trading Wilson is a distinct possibility. '(D)on't be surprised if before it's all said and done when we line up for the season next year if Russell Wilson isn't quarterbacking somewhere else and the Seahawks haven't gone and gotten a quarterback they think (is) the future,' Del Rio said.

Fantasy Spin: The thought of Wilson being traded is hard to swallow, but the cap hits in 2021 and 2022 would make it hard for any general manager to build a team, so the pressure to get something done only figures to increase as time goes by. At the moment, fantasy owners should be able to count on Wilson doing his usual thing, which is usually producing top-five numbers while sporting a stellar touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Apr 9 2:10am ET

It appears that the Seattle Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson have made "very little progress" in contract-extension negotiations, even though Wilson has set an April 15 deadline. The franchise tag is unrealistic in this situation, and Wilson could want to become the highest paid player at his position this time around (meaning $34-35 million per season). Speculation is rising that the two sides could reach a compromise of a three-year deal worth $100 million guaranteed. Wilson is unlikely to hold out if nothing happens before April 15, but he also might not want to negotiate again until after the 2019 season. It's also highly unlikely that the Seahawks trade Wilson in the prime of his career, and they'd likely require a huge haul if they did dangle him.

From RotoBaller

Apr 6 5:53pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson gave Seattle until Monday, April 15, to reach a contract extension, but there has been 'very little progress' in those negotiations, according to a source. It remains a possibility that Wilson will be franchise tagged next offseason if the waiting game continues. Realistically, Wilson may want to be the highest paid player in the NFL (at least $34-35 million) or receive the highest guaranteed signing bonus (around $100 million).

Fantasy Spin: Wilson deserves to be paid with how consistently successful he's played so far in his career, albeit with a less-than-ideal supporting cast. Deal or no deal, Wilson is in the mid-range QB1 discussion heading into a new season.

Apr 3 8:33pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson plans to participate in the offseason workouts even though he wants a contract extension before the start of the workouts, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: It appears like Wilson will not hold out even if he does not receive a contract extension in the next few weeks. He has been one of the better fantasy quarterbacks over the last few seasons and should be a No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues in 2019.

Apr 2 5:00pm ET

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has given the team an April 15 deadline to complete negotiations for a long-term contract extension, according to a source with knowledge of the talks. April 15 is the first day of the team's offseason workout program. The star QB has one year left on his four-year, $87.6 million contract. Wilson said in January that he'd be fine playing the 2019 season without a new contract, but he wants to get an extension done early. Seattle ran the ball more than any other team in 2018, but the 30-year-old still had 3,448 yards passing on 280 attempts with a career-high 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The Seahawks reliance on the run may hurt his fantasy upside moving forward, but Wilson remains in the QB1 discussion.

From RotoBaller

Apr 2 4:23pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has made Monday, April 15, the deadline by which the Seahawks must complete negotiations on a new deal, according to a source. That day marks the beginning of Seattle's offseason program. Both sides reportedly started negotiating said new deal recently in hopes of achieving an agreement by the deadline. Wilson has one year left on his current four-year, $87.6 million contract.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson deserves a new deal as one of the best and most consistent quarterbacks in the NFL. He's a perennial MVP candidate and QB1 in the fantasy realm. His fantasy value may not be as high as it has been in previous years, but he remains comfortably in QB1 territory.

Mar 31 9:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson needs to be used 'as much as possible' in 2019, according to OT Duane Brown. 'At times, I think we ran the ball maybe a little bit too much, and that's kind of hard to say as a lineman,' Brown said.

Fantasy Spin: Although Wilson's 3,448 passing yards in 2018 were his fewest since his second season, he did throw a career-high 35 touchdowns while logging a career-best pass rating. Even if Seattle sticks with a run-heavy approach, Wilson has shown he can still provide QB1 numbers.

Mar 22 10:43pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson could make as much as $40 million per year on his next contract, according to Bucky Brooks of

Mar 17 1:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson told late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon on Friday, March 15, that there's 'great potential' for Wilson to eventually become the highest-paid player in NFL history. Meanwhile, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has said this offseason that negotiations are 'ongoing' with Wilson, whose contract expires after the 2019 season.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson threw for a career-high 35 TD passes last season on only 427 attempts -- his lowest single-season total since his second pro season in 2013. Meanwhile, Wilson rushed for 376 yards -- the second-lowest single-season total of his career -- while failing to rush for a TD for the first time in seven seasons. Expect some regression to the mean in both categories in 2019, and that still adds up to another QB1 campaign for Wilson.

Mar 1 1:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is expected to attend spring training with the New York Yankees for only a day or two, but it won't be as long as last season's six-day stint, a Seahawks beat reporter said Friday, March 1.

Fantasy Spin: Wilson finished as a top-12 fantasy QB for the seventh time in seven seasons in 2018 but had a strange statistical year throwing a career-high 35 TD passes while failing to rush for one for the first time as a pro and posting the third-lowest passing yardage total (3,448) of his career. Average it out, though, and he remains a bona fide QB1 option in drafts.

Feb 24 11:03pm ET

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson became the first quarterback in NFL history to post a winning record in each of his first seven NFL seasons.

Player Transactions
  • 16-Apr-2019: SEA - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2023)
NFL Week
2018 Season335.302804273448351376027
Week 1@DEN23.401933298305002
Week 2@CHI17.0022362262017011
Week 3DAL17.60162619220-1000
Week 4@ARI10.7019261720021000
Week 5LAR21.901321198300000
Week 6@OAK23.1017232223020001
Week 7bye
Week 8@DET25.9014172483015000
Week 9LAC21.8526392352041001
Week 10@LAR28.0017261763092010
Week 11GNB21.9521312252017000
Week 12@CAR25.352231339204000
Week 13SFO26.6511171854014000
Week 14MIN9.701020720061001
Week 15@SFO21.3523312372015000
Week 16KAN31.2518292713057000
Week 17ARI9.60122115210-2001