Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson has yet to work out a new long-term deal with his team. As of now, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback will enter the 2015 season on the final year of his rookie deal.
As a precaution, Wilson took out an insurance policy on himself for the upcoming season.
“That’s just being smart,” Wilson told ESPN. “If I do have to play this season [without a new deal], that’s being smart. It’s the right thing to do.”
Wilson is set to make $1.54 million this season, but would easily garner a nine-digit, multi-year deal on the open market. Even without a new deal in place, Wilson does not hold any animosity toward the Seahawks.
“I love playing here, and hopefully it all works out,” Wilson said. “As you guys know, I’m not going to go into great detail about that at all. It’s a private matter, but I’m excited about the season coming up. I always say ignore the noise. There’s always going to be speculation and talk, but I guess it’s a good thing that people are talking about it.”
In the end, the quarterback hopes everything works out.
“It would be nice, but if not, I’ll be ready to go,” Wilson said.
“The one thing I know is it’s a business, and business is an interesting thing. I just look at it that way. I’ve always understood I would be at this point at some time. It will work out however it’s supposed to work out. We’ll find out what happens.”