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Got Game or Got Greed?

Russell Wilson July 29, 2013 Photographed by Peter yang

According to Pro Football Talk Russell Wilson has turned down the latest offer from the Seattle Seahawks. But it is not just any offer, it is an offer that would pay the querterback about $21 million per season! The number of years and the guarenteed dollar amount is a mystery at this point.

As reported by the NFL Network There’s a soft deadline of July 30, after which negotiations will stop and Wilson will go on his way and play for about $1.5 million this year, which is his walk year. Wilson, although I have never met him, gives me the impression of another greedy athlete. In my opinion, he does not deserve, nor is his warented to make that kind of money based on his play.

He is not the stick that stirs the teel Seattle Seahawk drink. The collective defense is what has made that team so successful. And if you want to argue that point, let me take you back to the last game of last season. In this past year’s Super Bowl Wilson did not complete a pass until there was approximatly 5:20 left in the 1st half. Seattle’s defence kept them within striking distance in that game. Remember the cotroversial call at the end of the game that lost the Super Bowl for them? Yes, the one where everyone said they should hand the ball off to their star running back instead of throw it. I would even go as far as to say that Wilson is not even their most vital piece on offense. That honor would go to Marshawn Lynch. Yet it is clear, by turning down that contract as reported, that Wilson wants to be the highest paid quarterback in the league.

Here are the Top 10 quarterbacks when looking at average annual salaries;QBRogers
1. Aaron Rodgers, $22 million
2. Ben Roethlisberger, $21.85 million
3. Cam Newton, $20.76 million
4. Matt Ryan, $20.75 million
5. Joe Flacco, $20.1 million
6. Drew Brees, $20 million
7. Ryan Tannehill, $19.25 million
8. Colin Kaepernick, $19 million
9. Jay Cutler, $18.1 million
10. Tony Romo, $18 million

Should Russell Wilson be on this list somewhere? If so, then where? And by turning down approximatly $21 million per year, is he saying that he is the best current quarterback in the NFL?

I did not really like the Seahawks before this news came to light. Therefore, my distain for them is now higher than ever knowing that they have a greedy quarterback who believes in himself much more than I do. What is your opinion? Feel free to leave your comments below.

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