The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... Deadlines spur action in the NFL world. Monday marks a self-imposed deadline for Wilson. April 15 is the day the Seattle Seahawks quarterback told team brass he wanted a new contract done or he would cut off talks.
Diehards Line: NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, has been on the ground in Seattle for the last three days to negotiate with team management, per a source informed of the situation. Sides continue to work with the deadline looming. Monday also begins the Seahawks' offseason workout program, hence the reason for the self-imposed deadline by Wilson. The QB is expected to report for conditioning today. The question is what happens if sides don't get a deal done by the goal date? Would Wilson completely cut off talks and plan to go the Kirk Cousins route, playing the franchise-tag game until finally reaching the free-agent market where he would have even more leverage? Peter King wrote in his Football Morning in America column that Wilson told the Seahawks he won't do a long-term deal in Seattle at all if it's not done by Monday night. ... Stay tuned.