Russell Wilson's $21 Million Gamble

Unless something changes within the next few days, Russell Wilson will enter this NFL season as one of the most woefully underpaid quarterbacks in the modern history of the league. According to reports from last weekend however, Seattle is now offering Wilson, whose current salary is $1.52 million, a remnant of his rookie contract ­– an extension worth roughly $21 million per year, which would put him in the neighborhood of Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. This seems fair, given that Wilson has become one of the most reliable and mistake-free passers in a league desperately short on first-tier quarterbacking talent. Some percentage of that money the Seahawks offered was guaranteed, but apparently not enough of it, because it appears Wilson's agent is holding out for more guaranteed money as a self-imposed deadline of Friday looms.