Rumor Roundup with Joey Alibro
First edition of a weekly column breaking down noteworthy news in pro football.
Russell Wilson Contract Situation
The Seattle Seahawks and their young star quarterback have been trying to hash out a new deal all offseason. Wilson, who took Seattle to two straight Super Bowl appearances, is only scheduled to make $1.5 million dollars this season. On a radio talk show this week, the former Wisconsin Badger threw out the number of $25 million when talking about a new contract. The problem that the two sides are having in getting a deal done is the guaranteed money Wilson is asking for. Even though Wilson reiterated at a passing academy over the weekend that he’s not worried about his contract, it’s still a distraction one way or another. Expect Seattle to get Wilson a new contract by the start of the season.
Broncos-Texans Talked Peyton Deal?
This past week several insiders reported that there was at the least discussions between the Broncos and Texans about a trade involving the future HOF quarterback. Reportedly, some in the Denver organization wanted the Brock Osweiler era to start this season despite all the convincing it took to keep Peyton around another year. A deal like that would’ve instantly made Houston Super Bowl contenders even with the regression of Peyton this past year. I would not be surprised if John Elway was at least interested in the deal considering how easily he kicked Tebow to the curb.
Tom Brady met with
Supreme Leader Commissioner Goodell last week for 11 hours to appeal his absurdly long suspension for his probable knowledge that something was done to the balls. ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks that Brady will try to clear his name in federal court. This whole situation has been grossly mishandled by Goodell and blown out of proportion by the media. Even if Brady is exonerated it certainly won’t be very soon and it’ll leave an unnecessary asterisk on Brady’s legacy.