The three highest-paid players in NFL history, in terms of average per year, are now quarterbacks who combined have as many playoff wins as you do. By the time the much-more-accomplished Wilson’s deal ends after the 2019 season, the bar for QBs is likely to have soared past $30 million per season.
The Seahawks’ $88-million quarterback--a former high-school, college and low-minor-league middle infielder--will be making annual cameos in the spring-training camp now of the New York Yankees instead of the Texas Rangers.
The 24-year-old defensive back taking his touchdown celebration on Christmas Eve at Dallas a step further with a donation to the Seattle chapter of The Salvation Army shows his future is bright with the Seahawks.
The Seahawks’ franchise quarterback, in Minnesota ahead of Sunday’s NFL title game there, stands to gain richly for each domino that will fall in the league’s quarterback market behind this week’s trade of Alex Smith from Kansas City to Washington.
The twin of the Seahawks’ starting cornerback was not on the league’s initial invite list to the annual scouting combine. Then the Peach Bowl MVP continued to impress at last week’s Senior Bowl. No player with one hand has been drafted into the league.
Moving wide receivers coach Dave Canales to quarterbacks coach with scant experience in that job suggests new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will have a role similar to what predecessor Darrell Bevell had for Seattle: as play caller and Russell Wilson’s intricate position coach.
The report from the Orange County Medical Examiner in Orlando released Tuesday morning to The News Tribune states pneumonia and dibetes were contributing factors to the legendary defensive tackle’s death there in May.
I talked to Kellen Clemens on Thursday. No NFL player has had Schottenheimer more as an offensive coordinator as Clemens has. Seven of his 11 seasons have been in offenses Schottenheimer has coordinated, in New York and St. Louis.