One of the Seattle Seahawks' major competitive advantages is set to vanish prior to the start of next season.
Seattle has built the NFL's deepest and most talented roster while devoting less than $1 million per year to the starting quarterback since Wilson was drafted in 2012.
Wilson's rookie contract runs through the 2015 season, but the organization intends to take care of him this year rather than next.
Wilson isn't deserving of a richer contract than Rodgers, but this is how salaries escalate in professional sports.
After toiling three years as the NFL's most underpaid star, Wilson is about to be rewarded as the highest-paid.