Predictions on Russell Wilson's next contract

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

SEATTLE -- NFL executives and agents say provocative things when asked about the next contract for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

"I see a big standoff coming."

"What are you really getting out of it right now by extending him?"

"I think they are going to be open to moving him."

"He is going to come in above [Aaron] Rodgers."

"Why would anybody get more than Rodgers? Why should anybody, straight-faced, make that argument?"

Wilson, 30, is putting together one of his finest statistical seasons, a leading reason Seattle is in the playoff hunt despite skepticism from preseason oddsmakers. His contract runs through 2019, putting him only a few months away from being on the clock for a new deal.

It's a negotiation that will be closely watched. Here are the factors that will ultimately drive the deal, along with insights from league insiders as to what that contract extension is going to look like.