Chart shows how underpaid Russell Wilson will be this season

It is no secret that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is underpaid, but the chart below gives a sense of just how underpaid the Super Bowl-winning quarterback is.

Wilson is one of eight active quarterbacks who have won a Super Bowl as a starter. If Wilson plays the 2015 season under his current contract — and all signs point to this happening — he will make just $US1.54 million for the fourth season of his rookie contract. That is tied for No. 41 among all quarterbacks.

Meanwhile, if we look at total cash expected to be paid to the top 60 quarterbacks in 2015 (salary and bonuses), the other seven quarterbacks to start at quarterback for a Super Bowl champion will average $US16.8 million and there will be 39 quarterbacks who did not start for a Super Bowl winner making more than Wilson.

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