“There’s a lot of work being done”.

As Rapoport also notes, each side has said publicly there is no real deadline – Seattle coach Pete Carroll said last month he would have no issue with continuing talks into the season. Fair or not, he has not been the focal point of the Seahawks, and his injury risk makes fully guaranteeing a deal unpalatable for the front office regardless of how much success they’ve achieved.

“Well, he’s crucial, as are all of our guys, and we want him back playing for us forever”, Carroll said.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has revealed that he isn’t anxious about his future at the organisation.

If Wilson is anxious about a new deal, it doesn’t show. “We’re hoping for it”.

Speaking with ESPN prior to Wednesday night’s ESPYs, Wilson told Hannah Storm “it’ll all work out”. “You know, I want to be here for a long time, but if that’s the case I’ve just got to get ready to play”.

Wilson is set to play the 2015 season for $1.5 million. “That’s all I know, and we’ll see what happens”.

It was a dig for the interception Wilson threw at the end of Super Bowl XLIX when the Seahawks chose to pass rather than use Marshawn Lynch at the goal line for what would have likely been the game-winning touchdown. He was the Pepsi Rookie of the Year in 2012, when he was selected to the first of two Pro Bowls.