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Seahawks and Russell Wilson hit impasse in contract negotiations

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Russell Wilson has showed how much of a quality quarterback he is over the last few years.

Drafted in 2012, Wilson has become the best of the new age of dual-threat quarterbacks, leading his Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl title at the end of the 2013 NFL season as a result.

In only three years in the NFL, Wilson has become a household name, and as a result, Seattle Seahawks want to extend the signal caller's contract in the near future, but reports now suggest that these negotiations have hit an impasse.

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No progress

It had been reported in March that both the Seahawks and Wilson were discussing a new deal for the quarterback, but that report was rebuffed by ProFootballTalk at the time who explained that talk had not even begun.

PFT today reported talks have since started, but that both Seattle and Wilson have not made any progress in their negotiations.

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"Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, the two sides have since started talking.  However, they’re not making much, if any, progress," PFT reported on Tuesday.

"There’s no immediate deadline; Wilson is under contract for 2015.  But he has been paid pennies in relation to his value for the first three years of his career, and there’s a widespread sense that he deserves a new contract."

How much does Wilson deserve?

The big question that hangs over these negotiations for Wilson's new contract is how much is enough? Wilson is a terrific player, but he is not necessarily as pivotal to the Seahawks as most quarterbacks are to their team.

The 26-year-old is no doubt one of the best QBs in the NFL, but the Seahawks have invested and will continue to invest heavily in the parts around Wilson.

Wilson could try and drive a high bargain and he will likely get a great deal. But doing that would only damage his reputation and likely damage his chances of winning a Super Bowl again.

What do you think Seattle should do with Wilson's new contract? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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