Seahawks Star K.J. Wright Dismisses the Idea of Taking a ‘Discount’ ahead of 2021 Season

Published 02/23/2021, 11:15 AM EST


Pete Carroll’s Seattle Seahawks made a strong start to their 2020 NFL season. The NFC West franchise went on a 5-0 winning streak as Russell Wilson and Co. grabbed headlines with some impressive displays.

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Another reason for their strong output was their consistent defensive prowess. The likes of Shaquem Griffin, Jordyn Brooks, Carlos Dunlap, K. J. Wright, and Jamal Adams put in eye-catching performances as the season began.

Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

However, their form died off midway through the season. The Seahawks still managed to win the NFC West with a 12-4 record. But they went on to suffer a shock 20-30 defeat in the Wild Card Playoffs at the hands of Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams.

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Now, with free agency coming up soon, the Seahawks are looking to tie down their core team members to contract extensions. One of them is outside linebacker, K. J. Wright.

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Veteran Seattle Seahawks star K. J. Wright will turn 32 in July. Despite his advancing age, Wright’s on-field displays have been far from poor. The former Mississippi State man signed a 2-year extension worth $15 million with the Seahawks in 2019.

But the fan-favorite defensive star is not willing to take a ‘hometown discount’ in order to extend his stay in the Emerald City.

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“That would be a beautiful story if I could ride out with the Seahawks. That’s legendary-type stuff…I do way too much on the football field to take a discount.

“That makes absolutely no sense. I have a family and I’m trying to set up long, long-term success for my family. So that’s out of the question,” Wright told Jim Rome.

He featured in all 16 games for coach Carroll’s outfit in 2020. But Wright will now be entering his 11th season in the NFL and is looking to get one big final paycheck before calling time on what has been a respectable career in the big leagues.

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