Brock Huard: Wilson’s deal exactly what needed to happen for the locker room
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks have agreed to a four-year extension reportedly worth $87.6 million, but what does that mean for the second-highest paid quarterback’s teammates?
“Based on what we’re hearing, structurally, this is exactly what needed to happen,” 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard said.
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Brock points out that Richard Sherman took a little less and he got paid, Earl Thomas took a little less up front and he also got his. K.J. Wright and Doug Baldwin did the same.
“Every one of them has fit into that structural DNA of how we’re going to sustain success and it was critically important that Russell did the same,” Brock said.
While Wilson didn’t play out negotiations like he could have, the reported agreement was reached mere hours before a self-imposed deadline. Negotiations were expected to end when the team’s first practice got underway on Friday morning.
Despite the $87.6 million that Wilson will make, Huard says the agreement shows he’s “one of them” in the locker room.
“Not set apart. You naturally are as a franchise quarterback anyway … but in this way, contractually, [he] got a little more, but set it up the same way each of [his teammates] did.”
While that may be true, LB Bobby Wagner tweeted, “Can’t keep everyone” after the news broke on Friday morning.
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