Russell Wilson Has Reportedly Turned Down a Contract Offer in the Cam Newton Range

By Jason Lisk

Russell Wilson wants to get paid. Cam Newton just got paid pretty well. There have been a lot of “funny money” contracts with young quarterbacks recently (Dalton, Kaepernick, and Tannehill) but Newton’s is legitimately one of the higher valued contracts over the next several years, and represents a significant commitment. According to Spotrac, it’s $60 million guaranteed and the cap hit will be over $19.5 million every year starting in 2016. It’s the 3rd highest average contract among quarterbacks, behind only Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger.

“Pretty well,” though, isn’t good enough. According to Jason Cole, Wilson and his agent Mark Rodgers want the highest-paid contract in the league, ahead of others like Andrew Luck hitting free agency and moving the market.

Mike Garafolo confirmed this report, adding that Wilson’s camp has already turned down an offer in the Cam Newton range.