Offseason needs for Seattle

Which positions must be addressed for the Seahawks to repeat as champs?

Updated: February 2, 2014, 9:56 PM ET
By Field Yates | ESPN Insider

Russell WilsonRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesQuarterback Russell Wilson led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title.

The Seattle Seahawks have the Lombardi Trophy firmly in their possession. But as the confetti is swept up at MetLife Stadium, the offseason now gets underway. What will the Seahawks need to do to contend for the title again next season?

Peyton Manning earned more money each week of the 2013 regular season than Russell Wilson did during the entire 16-game schedule.

As if Wilson's on-field performance and off-field demeanor and composure weren't enough to justify his value to the franchise, the fact that he is being paid so modestly for his efforts slams the notion home.

Per the most recent collective bargaining agreement, signed in 2011, Wilson is ineligible to sign an extension or restructure his contract with Seattle until after three full seasons in the NFL, meaning that he'll earn the $662,434 for 2014 that was part of his original deal, despite the fact that he's proved to be worth much more than that.


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Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.