The latest in Russell Wilson talks: The Hawks reportedly have offered a deal worth $21 million per year but paying less than $20 million in 2015.
Field Gulls said the Hawks offered $54 million guaranteed last month. Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, who once was John Schneider’s boss, apparently has heard the Hawks’ offer, too, and thinks it is “very fair” and Wilson should take it. Easy for him to say, of course.
The gossip queens went wild over Mike Sando’s QB survey, which placed Wilson eighth or something. We couldn’t care less. (And no, it has no impact on his contract situation.)
Meanwhile, Wilson is working on his boxing in San Diego ahead of training camp starting Friday.
Word also came that the Seahawks are closing in on a deal with Bobby Wagner.
Ricardo Lockette wrote that he refuses to watch a replay of the ill-fated pass at the end of the Super Bowl. But he said Wilson told him, “We’re going to get back there; and, if we’re in that same position again, I’m going to throw you the ball again. We’re going to get it done. I trust you.”
Former Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke has been hired as the COO of the NFL. He rejuvenated Seattle’s fan base in the mid-2000s and brought in key football execs (Tim Ruskell, Pete Carroll, John Schneider) who have been responsible for all three of Seattle’s Super Bowl appearances over the last decade. He could be the steak for the NFL’s constant black eyes.
New starting cornerback Cary Williams says he feels free to be himself in Seattle. “I’m going to have fun on Sundays.”
Art Thiel recapped Richard Sherman’s charity softball game from last weekend.
Former Penn State teammates Jordan Hill and Garry Gilliam — key figures for the Hawks going forward — paid a visit to the Penn State Children’s Hospital.
The Seahawks are one of the teams experimenting with virtual reality to help them prepare for opponents.
The Seahawks continue to add to their trademarks around No. 12.
Boeing unveiled a 12th Man 747 freighter.
The Seahawks Twitter writers set themselves up to be slammed by EA Sports after complaining about Marshawn Lynch’s rating in the Madden game.
Former Seahawks tight end John Carlson explains why he decided to retire at age 31.