If the Seattle Seahawks aren’t going to take care of their star quarterback Russell Wilson, he will do so himself. It has been reported that Wilson secured a multi-million dollar insurance policy in the event he suffers a career-ending injury.
Seattle QB Russell Wilson will play last season of his deal w/ insurance policy worth millions in case of career-ending injury, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 16, 2015
The status of Wilson’s contract has been a popular topic all offseason long. Wilson and the Seahawks have not come to an agreement on a long-term contract that would finally pay the quarterback what he is worth. Wilson is still working under his rookie contract that is scheduled to pay him $1.542 million in 2015 (according to Spotrac, subscription required). This isn’t the type of lucrative salary that would pay the bills if Wilson suffered a serious injury.
At this time it would appear the obstacle in setting a contract for Wilson is that he wants more guaranteed money than the Seahawks are willing to give. Therefore, it is not surprising to see that Wilson is looking out for his own future by taking out a rich insurance policy. In Wilson’s four-year career with the Seahawks, he has helped lead the team to three years of playoffs, two Super Bowls and one championship.
Undeniably Wilson deserves tons more money. So eventually, the two parties will be forced to come to a long-term solution that keeps Wilson happy and playing with the team for many years to come.
Let’s just hope Wilson doesn’t ever have to cash out on that insurance policy.