January 10, 2013
Wilson, Morris NFL's biggest bargains
By Bill Lankhof, QMI Agency
Russell Wilson and Alfred Morris are the NFL’s biggest over-achievers everywhere except on payday.
They have piled up some of the biggest numbers and most impressive statistics on the field.
Off it, they rank among professional sports’ paupers.
Wilson, selected in the third round, won the starting quarterback job in Seattle and set a league record for passing TDs by a rookie with 26. He passed for 3,118 yards while earning $390,000.
That, along with Morris, makes him one of the five finalists for the Vizio NFL Top Value Performer Award. Morris, with a base salary of $390,000, finished the season second in the NFL with 1,613 rushing yards and revived the Redskins’ ground game.