Russell Wilson free agency rumors: Seahawks think quarterback eventually ‘would like to play elsewhere’

Russell Wilson gives Seahawks deadline for new deal, report says

Russell Wilson may not want to spend his entire career with the Seahawks.

Seattle believes the star 30-year old quarterback eventually “would like to play elsewhere, even if he hasn’t and wouldn’t ever say it,” according to a report from NBC Sports, which cites an unidentified league source.

Wilson has one season remaining on the four-year, $87.6 million contract he signed with Seattle in July 2015. He has reportedly been discussing an extension with the team and has given it an April 15 deadline to agree to a new deal.

But, the two sides have made “little progress” in negotiations, according to an earlier report from the Seattle Times.

Wilson was originally drafted by the Seahawks out of Wisconsin in the third round of the 2012 draft and he has spent all seven of his NFL seasons with the team. Wilson has made five Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl 48 during his time in Seattle.

“I’m not sure the Seahawks are going to let me get away,” Wilson said during an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in March. “I love Seattle. Seattle is a special place, been able to win a Super Bowl there, go to two Super Bowls, multiple playoff games and everything else.”

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu weighed in on the situation Sunday, saying Wilson “wanted New York.”

Wilson completed 65.6 percent of his passes and threw for 35 touchdowns, along with seven interceptions, in 16 games last season. The Seahawks finished with a 10-6 record and reached the playoffs, where they fell to the Cowboys in the wild-card round.