Russell Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why those ruffled by Russell Wilson’s embellished commencement speech miss the point

    Seattle Times "Give Russell Wilson 15 yards for poetic license, or as it’s known in North Carolina, illegal use of embellishment. But you’ve got to give the guy credit: He knows a good narrative when he lives it. For a commencement speech that’s garnering as much attention — positive and negative — as..." May 18

  • Russell Wilson on NC State departure: Coach told me to 'give it up'

    CBS Sports "Russell Wilson's transfer from NC State to Wisconsin came after coach Tom O'Brien chose to go with Mike Glennon over Wilson as the Wolfpack's starting quarterback heading into the 2011 season. This we have known for years. O'Brien has discussed his decision in the past, but Wilson had remained..." May 15

  • Russell Wilson to grads: Don't throw INT late in Super Bowl

    ESPN "Not long into his commencement address at the University of Wisconsin, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson poked fun at himself for the biggest interception in Super Bowl history. "Of course, I'm also here to share some things I've learned," Wilson said. "Things like, if you're dating a..." May 14

  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson adding a new job title: commencement speaker

    Seattle Times "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will return to college Saturday in a new role, giving the spring commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin. Wilson attended Wisconsin for his final season of college in 2011-12, but as a press release announcing his speaking engagement notes, he was..." May 11

  • Pete Carroll sees some Russell Wilson in Trevone Boykin

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Trevone Boykin is just an undrafted rookie fighting for a roster spot, so maybe he shouldn’t be compared to a star like Russell Wilson just yet. But coach Pete Carroll is doing it anyway. Carroll said as the Seahawks opened rookie minicamp on Friday that he sees a lot of..." May 07

  • Ciara willed relationship with Russell Wilson into existence

    Page Six "Ask and you shall receive. “I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me,” Ciara revealed in the May issue of Essence. After a year of dating, Russell Wilson popped the question to Ciara,..." April 12

  • Russell Wilson is endorsing a weird new educational football bread

    Eater "One company believes it is There's an emerging contender for "strangest futuristic comestible," and it's some sort of baked good called Eat the Ball. This apparent bread product is available in a variety of flavors and shapes, and it's been endorsed by several professional athletes. So, what is..." April 09

  • Ciara & Russell Wilson ENGAGED!!! ... One Step Closer to Sex

    TMZ "Russell Wilson finally put a ring on it ... A HUUUUUGE RING ... proposing to Ciara with a stone the size of a baby's fist. The Seattle Seahawks QB popped the question during a private champagne dinner off the coast of Africa on an island in the Seychelles ... paving the way for him to finally..." March 12

  • Russell Wilson launches new clothing line

    Oregonian "Russell Wilson expanded his brand Monday morning by launching a new line of clothing. The Seattle Seahawks star quarterback unveiled his "Good Man Brand," a line of clothing featuring blazers, polo shirts, sweatshirts and shoes. Wilson is the co-founder and owner of the line. Wilson said..." March 01

  • Ciara: Getting harder to resist sex with ‘beautiful’ Russell Wilson

    New York Post "Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder. As Ciara tells Cosmopolitan, it’s getting difficult to manage her lust for “beautiful” boyfriend Russell Wilson while abiding their public proclamations to hold off on sex until after marriage. “It’s going pretty good. We’re hanging in there,” the..." February 12

  • Russell Wilson Has Signed a Long-Term Deal with Nike

    Complex "Russell Wilson has solidified himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and has been playing without an official sneaker or cleats sponsor since his last deal with Nike ended. " January 30

  • Russell Wilson, Eli Manning top picks in 2016 Pro Bowl draft

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected by Hall of Famer Michael Irvin with the first overall pick in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft Wednesday night. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was the first pick by Hall of Famer Jerry Rice. Pro Bowl legend captains Irvin and Rice were..." January 28

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    With the No. 1 overall pick in the Pro Bowl Draft, Team Irvin selects @Seahawks QB @DangeRussWilson.

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    John Boyle @johnpboyle

    Russell Wilson says the weather in Minnesota "shouldn't be a factor," notes that having big hands should help. #Seahawks

  • Wilson closes in on Rodgers’ career passer rating record

    Pro Football Talk "For years, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been the NFL’s career passer rating leader. But Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is closing in on him. As of the end of the 2015 season, Rodgers’ career passer rating is 104.1, and Wilson’s is 101.8. That’s a much smaller lead than Rodgers had..." January 04

  • Michael Bennett defends Russell Wilson as 'very elite' QB

    ESPN "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett came to the defense of Russell Wilson on Thursday when asked about comments made by Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine earlier in the week. "Obviously he's not good at picking quarterbacks," Bennett said during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle...." December 18

  • Ciara Allegedly Cheating With Future Because Russell Won’t Sex Her

    Black Sports Online "This would be unfortunate if it is indeed true. Ciara will likely deny (what choice does she have), but if you believe she would be lying, but you have to decide for yourself what you believe. Here is what they are saying Ciara is doing on the low. Ciara has been creeping..." November 24

  • Seahawks worried Russell Wilson too much of a 'celebrity QB'

    CBS Sports "Anytime things aren't going perfectly for the Seattle Seahawks there are rumors about issues within the locker room and with personnel. Remember last year about this time when teammates were reportedly worried Russell Wilson wasn't black enough? Now, according to a report from ESPN's Chris..." November 22

  • Russell Wilson on criticism: Our confidence can’t waver

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has heard plenty of people sing his praises over his first three-plus years in the NFL, but those voices have been mixed with more critical opinions while the team has opened this season with a 4-5 record. Those voices included some members of the Seahawks..." November 20

  • Russell Wilson Refuses to Blame Ciara or His $87 Million Contract for His Struggles This Season

    Complex "A year ago, Russell Wilson wasn’t dating a famous R&B singer. He also didn’t have an $87 million contract to live up to. So when he didn’t play well, no one questioned it. They just chalked it up to him having a bad game. Wilson is dating a famous R&B singer now, though—um, Ciara, if you..." November 20

  • Seahawks coaches blame Russell Wilson for missed throws, sacks

    CBS Sports "Russell Wilson has lived a mostly criticism-free existence in Seattle, particularly when it comes to his coaches calling him out publicly. But the fourth-year quarterback has struggled with consistency this season, most recently during the Seahawks' Sunday night loss to division rival Arizona in a..." November 19

  • Marshawn Lynch's agent calls out Russell Wilson after ugly 1st half

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks' offense got off to an ugly start on Sunday night against the Cardinals. How ugly was it? On Seattle's first four offensive possessions, the Seahawks punted three times and on the one possession where they didn't punt, they gave up a safety. It gets worse, too: Through the first..." November 16

  • Ciara: I’m not pregnant with Russell Wilson’s baby

    Page Six "That’s what we call a Big Mac bump. Gorgeous couple Ciara and Russell Wilson famously revealed that they’re abstaining from sex, but that didn’t stop baby bump speculation that sparked a Twitter frenzy over the weekend. The singer, 29, called into the “Russ Parr Morning Show” on Tuesday to..." October 21

  • Russell Wilson is on a 70-sack pace

    Pro Football Talk "Russell Wilson is running for his life behind the Seahawks’ weak offensive line, and a lot of times he can’t run fast enough. Wilson was sacked four times yesterday in Cincinnati, giving him a league-high 22 sacks so far this season. That puts him on pace to surpass 70 sacks this year, a total..." October 12

  • Seahawks' line woes driving Russell Wilson to cut weight, focus on speed

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks have faced a crisis with their pass protection this season, with franchise quarterback Russell Wilson forced to scramble wildly to extend plays far too often, and most of the focus is on the center position at this time. Sources said the team would be willing to make a switch in-game..." October 11

  • Ciara on If She Cursed Russell Wilson By Not Having Sex With Him

    Black Sports Online "I don’t really believe in curses, I do believe in karma, but without knowing someone personally, it is hard to determine if they have good or bad karma. I think it is fun to talk about them on social media, but do I really believe Ciara or the Kardashians have anything to do with on the..." October 10

  • Russell Wilson responds to Aaron Rodgers' postgame 'God' comment

    CBS Sports "If Aaron Rodgers thinks God is a Packers fan, then Russell Wilson is going to let him think that. During his weekly media session on Thursday, Wilson was asked about Rodgers' postgame "God" comment that the Packers quarterback made on Sunday. After Green Bay's 27-17 win, Rodgers said "God..." September 24

  • Seahawks Fan Starts GoFundMe to Help Break Up Ciara and Russell

    Black Sports Online "Seahawks fans believes that the key to turning around their season is having Ciara breakup with Russell Wilson. They believe Russell plays his best ball after a breakup (or when he has been cheated on) and that the only reason Ciara is with him is because her music career isn’t going that great..." September 22

  • Aaron Rodgers Takes a Not-So-Subtle Jab at Russell Wilson: "God Was a Packers Fan Tonight"

    Complex "It's not uncommon to see an athlete give praise to God after a big performance on the court or field. It happens all the time. But when Aaron Rodgers did it following last night's Seahawks/Packers game—a game that Green Bay won 27-17—he did it a little differently. Rodgers apparently still..." September 21

  • The Seahawks DJs Can't Play Future Because Russell Wilson Is Dating Ciara

    Complex "The NFL season is back in full swing, and even though most of the team DJs in the league will have a full selection of new music to choose from, the Seattle Seahawks DJs have a very interesting dilemma. In an interview with the Seahawks arena DJ, DJ Jay Envy he spoke on the weird dynamic between..." September 15

  • Russell Wilson clarifies water comments, says he didn't have concussion in title game

    ESPN "Russell Wilson clarified Thursday that he didn't suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship Game, expanding on comments he made to Rolling Stone about how he believes a brand of water helped him during last year's postseason. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback told the magazine that he banged..." August 27

  • Russell Wilson claims “Recovery Water” healed his head injury

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a brutal hit to the head from Packers linebacker Clay Matthews after throwing an interception in the NFC Championship Game, and he looked like he might have suffered a concussion. But Wilson stayed in the game, and wasn’t limited in practice leading up to..." August 26

  • Eli Manning doesn’t care about Russell Wilson’s contract

    New York Post "Russell Wilson’s new four-year contract extension means as much to Eli Manning as your fantasy football team. “No. No, I’m not into the comparison about how much money you’re making,’’ Manning said, before the Giants’ first practice of training camp, on Friday. “That’s not my concern.’’ The..." August 02

  • Russell Wilson’s full guarantee at signing? $31.7 million

    Pro Football Talk "In the aftermath of the news that the Seahawks had signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a new deal, many said, “I knew it. The Seahawks won’t never let Wilson get away.” This implies that the Seahawks blinked, making Wilson the highest-paid player in the NFL and/or paying him as if he were already..." August 02

  • Russell Wilson, Seahawks Agree To Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with Russell Wilson, beating the quarterback’s self-imposed deadline, reports Peter King of (via Twitter). According to King, it’s a four-year, $87.6MM deal for Wilson, including a $31MM signing bonus and $60MM in guarantees (Twitter..." August 01

  • Negotiation 'deadline' hasn't helped Seahawks, Wilson

    Fox Sports "It's almost time to see whether a deadline that's not actually a deadline will truly be a deadline. That's pretty much all the drama that's left in the near future for contract talks between quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Sources have told FOX Sports there remains a..." July 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On #Seahawks & Russell Wilson’s talks: 2 sides are talking & trying, but there is some pessimism that a deal gets done as the deadline looms

  • Russell Wilson will shut down contract talks if no deal in place by Friday

    ESPN "Russell Wilson will shut down contract negotiations with the Seahawks if he does not have a new deal by the time Seattle begins training camp on Friday, sources told ESPN's John Clayton and Jim Trotter. Although a long-term deal for Wilson remains Seattle's top priority, the star quarterback..." July 28

  • Russell Wilson hasn't turned down a Seahawks deal outright "The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson inch toward the deadline to do a contract extension, and the two sides have plenty of ground to make up. It's not clear at this point if they'll be able to do it. Earlier on Saturday, a report from Pro Football Talk pegged an offer by the Seahawks at..." July 27

  • Signing bonus, guarantees an impediment for Russell Wilson deal

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of how much the Seahawks are offering quarterback Russell Wilson on an annual basis, the question of how it will be paid out continues to be a major impediment. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, confirming Saturday’s PFT item pointing out that the Seahawks had moved to $21 million per year,..." July 26

  • Seahawks have offered Wilson $21m per year, QB wants more

    Pro Football Talk "With six days to go until the artificial (but very real) deadline for pulling the plug on contract talks between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson, it’s still unclear whether a deal will get done. The two sides have opted for silence regarding any discussions that are occurring. Word..." July 26

  • Holmgren says Wilson should take the offer

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks head to training camp soon. And if quarterback Russell Wilson doesn’t have a new contract when camp opens, there won’t be one until after the season ends. Former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren believes Wilson should get the deal done, swapping out his $1.5 million salary for 2015..." July 24

  • Russell Wilson, Seahawks Will Break Off Talks At Start Of Camp

    Real GM Football "Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will no longer discuss a contract extension once camp begins. The two sides have been talking about an extension since the Super Bowl ended. Wilson continues to be interested in a fully guaranteed contract as one of his negotiating points." July 20

  • Russell Wilson wants to be paid like a free agent now

    Pro Football Talk "The news that talks between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson will end at training camp raises the stakes for the negotiations, since the inability to get a deal done before then means the Seahawks eventually will face a difficult array of choices in February. But Wilson apparently wants..." July 18

  • Future Calls Out Russell Wilson You're NOT My Kid's Father!!!

    TMZ "Future is NOT happy with that photo of Russell Wilson pushing his son in a stroller -- saying if he was the kid, he would've jumped out and SLAPPED Russell in the face. The rapper appeared on "The Breakfast Club" and told Charlamagne tha God he's upset with his baby mama Ciara for allowing her..." July 16

  • Seahawks' Russell Wilson on deal: 'It'll all work out' "And now, back to a high profile contract situation that isn't working out so well. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, appearing at the ESPY Awards Wednesday night with girlfriend Ciara, was asked about the deal on the red carpet. He sounded confident. "It'll all work out," he said,..." July 16

  • Russell Wilson says God spoke to him, explained Super Bowl interception

    CBS Sports "Almost immediately after the Seahawks miraculously came back against the Packers in the NFC Championship Game to advance to this past season's Super Bowl, Russell Wilson credited God for "setting it up" and for making the moment "so rewarding, so special." Now, Wilson is also crediting God for..." July 07

  • Russell Wilson says he knew he'd date Ciara before ever meeting her

    USA Today "Russell Wilson sat down for a nearly hourlong Q&A at the The Rock Church in San Diego on Sunday and revealed some intimate aspects about his relationship with singer Ciara. Wilson discusses his faith throughout the 48 minute video, but starting at the 22:30 minute mark he talks about the..." July 07

  • Pursuit of big-money contract comes at a cost for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

    Seattle Times "Russell Wilson always has been the Unassailable One, presented as the total package of athletic greatness, impeccable decorum and a never-ending reservoir of charm. The personal narrative is compelling — deemed too small to play quarterback yet persevering through adversity and skepticism by..." July 04

  • Russell Wilson would consider both football, baseball "Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night and you'll never guess what he talked about. The underpaid signal-caller, who is reportedly looking to become the highest-paid player in the NFL, was questioned about what seems to be a very significant..." July 03

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