How Russell Wilson's record deal affects Bobby Wagner, Frank Clark
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By Brady HendersonESPN

The Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl-winning quarterback just became the highest-paid player in NFL history, with a record-breaking contract.

Their All-Pro middle linebacker is in line for an extension and could conceivably ask for $17 million per year based on where the top of the market at the position just went.

Their stud pass-rusher is set to make around that amount on a franchise tag in 2019 as he seeks a long-term deal that would exceed $20 million on average.

To be sure, this is a good problem to have. But it's a dilemma nonetheless for the Seahawks now that Bobby Wagner and Frank Clark are next in line for mega-deals following Russell Wilson's four-year, $140 million extension that became official Tuesday.

Can the Seahawks afford to pay all three?

They can if they want to badly enough. Rarely is it as simple as team X "can't afford" player Y. Sure, you can't keep everyone, as the saying goes. But you can usually find a way to make a deal work if there's enough of a will to do so.

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