NFL rumors: Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $140M contract


NFL rumors: Russell Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $140M contract

Right at the Monday night deadline that Russell Wilson set, he reportedly came to a contract agreement with the Seatle Seahawks, making him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. 

That fleeting moment where 49ers fans thought Wilson could be traded out of the division was just that. The team will face him for at least five more seasons, as there's reportedly a no-trade clause included in the contract.

Wilson announced the agreement on his social media account, with a video simply stating the deal had been reached.

Shortly after Wilson dropped the video, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the details of the four-year, $140 million agreement that includes a $65 million signing bonus.

Wilson will be under contract through the 2023 season, making an average of $35 million per year. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ four-year contract now becomes the second highest at $33.5 million per year. 

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The 49ers have appeared to improve their pass rush with the addition of Dee Ford. Adding another strong edge rusher with the second overall pick in next week's NFL draft will remain a priority, as the team will face quarterbacks such as Wilson for a long time to come.

Watch 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play from memory


Watch 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play from memory

If you're like me, you can't remember anything. This is the part where I say, "I can barely remember what I had for breakfast," but you caught me on a good day.

Toast with butter and strawberry jelly, and scrambled eggs -- with ketchup, because I'm weird. 

So when it comes to remembering an entire football play  ... well, that's why some of us play the sport -- and others just watch it.

Listen to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan recite his longest play:

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has to memorize these types of plays, which is insane. Then has to relay the information to the huddle -- yeah I know, you know football. I'm just trying to remind you of the steps. But at least Jimmy G gets to repeat the play at least one additional time, right?

That should be enough. 

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I asked five-year veteran quarterback Sean Salisbury about the longest play he had to memorize in his NFL career.

"Explode to double right, Zoom, Scat right 585 Dodge, X Post check with me 60 outside. Double cadence on 2," Salisbury told NBC Sports Bay Area. "That’s one."

So Shanahan isn't the only "wizard" in this scenario -- or any of the scenarios. 

Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting


Chip Kelly 'not surprised' ex-49ers assistant prevented school shooting

Chip Kelly knows the type of person Keanon Lowe is. It's why Kelly recruited Lowe as a football player at the University of Oregon, and years later had him on his staffs with the Eagles and 49ers as an assistant.

When Lowe prevented a school shooting Friday at Parkrose High in Portland, Ore., Kelly wasn't surprised at all. In fact, what the now-UCLA coach wanted to know was Lowe's form in going from a former receiver to a defensive player in a heroic act.

“I wanted to know his [tackling] technique,” Kelly said Saturday to Scott Osler of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He told me it was like when he was on kickoff coverage, it really didn’t matter how you tackled 'em as long as you got 'em to the ground.”

Lowe now is the head football coach and security guard at Parkrose. The school was on a 23-game losing streak when he arrived, and Kelly isn't surprised Lowe would step into a situation so far from the NFL.

"He’s just a special person that’s always wanting to help and serve," Kelly said. "He’s the type of kid you just want to be around him. He’s a special young man, and I think everybody is fortunate he was where he was yesterday afternoon.”

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Lowe played two seasons under Kelly at Oregon. He made 18 tackles on special teams between his freshman and sophomore years.