Rapoport said Wilson's side and the Seahawks were "still grinding" in the hopes of getting a deal done before the end of Monday night, which he said Seattle fans should take as "a reason for optimism".
Well Seahawks fans, the wait is finally over.
In the final season of his current contract, Wilson is slated to earn $17 million in 2019.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson doesn't intend to sign a contract extension with the franchise this season if the two sides fail to reach an agreement before his self-imposed deadline. Wilson set a deadline of April 15 for the Seahawks to negotiate with him and get a new contract ironed out.
Throwing more fuel on that fire, one of Wilson's National Football League peers, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu seems to believe that Wilson "wants NY".
The Seahawks could make a trade like that and net several future first-round draft picks.
The 30-year-old's old average annual salary - $21.9 million - had put him at 12th in the National Football League for quarterbacks. Meeting his demands might get Wilson and his agent back to the table after the deadline.
Without disclosing the terms, Wilson shared the news in the form of a video with wife, Ciara. And, yes, under the right financial circumstances, Wilson will sign what would be a third contract in Seattle.
But the Seahawks had to weigh how much to pay Wilson while also knowing they have decisions coming on Clark as well as Reed and middle linebacker Bobby Wagner. The only ERFA who did not sign his deal Monday was receiver David Moore.