Cha-ching! That’s the sound of David Moore’s bank account after the Seattle Seahawks 26-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
When Nick Bellore recovered the onside kick to complete the Seahawks season sweep over the 49ers with 22 seconds remaining, Seattle should have kneeled and ran out the clock. Instead, quarterback Russell Wilson called a pop pass to Moore, who ran out of bounds to stop the clock.
So why did Wilson call a final play that included a five-yard catch to David Moore? Wilson confirmed after the game that Moore got a $100,000 contract bonus for his 35th catch of the year.
“We called that play because David had a $100,000 if he gets that catch,” Wilson said. “You know, it’s a blessing to be able to help his family, his daughter and all that stuff, so that’s a part of the game...
Moore’s base salary is only $825k this season, meaning a $100,000 bonus could go a long way, and honestly, what an incredible way to reward the former seventh-round pick! Moore, a four-year pro, has 35 receptions for 417 yards and six touchdowns for Seattle this season.