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Russell Wilson Seahawks contract leaves Bobby Wagner posing worrying question

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Seattle Seahawks fans are waking up this Friday to the news that franchise quarterback Russell Wilson has finally agreed to a new contract.

After months of wrangling and negotiations the deal (four years, $87.6 million) sees the three-year pro rewarded for a sensational start to life in the NFL.

Worrying tweet

But, whilst the majority of those associated with Seattle are in high spirits today, one of Russell Wilson's teammates appeared to react to the news with an ominous message on social media.

Although he didn't specifically reference Russell Wilson's bumper $22 million per season contract, Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (his own contract on the negotiating table) appeared to suggest there might now be ramifications for other top stars looking for new deals.

Indeed, with Kam Chancellor currently holding out from Seahawks training camp and Michael Bennett believed to be in pursuit of a pay rise, not to mention Bruce Irvin approaching the end of his own deal, there are a number of Seahawks players who may wonder just how much the team have left in the bank after paying Russell Wilson like the franchise quarterback he has become.

His own future

The NFC West team have done a good job so far in locking down key player to long-term deals, but for Bobby Wagner it must be beginning to look like they are starting to run out of wiggle room.

Reports suggested earlier this week that the Seahawks were close to agreeing a new contract with the elite linebacker and only time will tell whether the Wilson deal has put the brakes on that.

Ultimately, even if the franchise are unable to come to terms with the 2014 Pro Bowler in the next few weeks, Wagner will likely receive the franchise tag for the 2016 season regardless.

His tweet today though does raise some worrying questions at a time when Seahawks fans were hoping to finally relax with the Russell Wilson contract saga finally put to bed.

Seattle fans: Can your team afford to keep everyone happy, and who would you let go? Have your say in the comments below...

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