On the finish of the Seahawks’ win towards the 49ers, it appeared as if Seattle was making an attempt to run up the rating. The Seahawks had been actually simply attempting to run up huge receiver David Moore’s checking account.
With 22 seconds remaining within the recreation and a 26-23 lead, all Seattle needed to do was take a knee and win. As an alternative, the Seahawks lined up in a shotgun formation, and motioned Moore over. They snapped the ball to Russell Wilson who then did a contact cross to Moore who ran for brief achieve after which went out of bounds.
To the informal viewer, this play made completely no sense. The Seahawks had been in place to take a knee, so why did they determine to run a jet sweep contact cross for just a few yards? That call was defined after the sport by Russell Wilson, who stated the play was to mark an incentive in Moore’s contract.
“We known as that play as a result of David had $100,000 if he will get that catch,” Wilson stated after the sport. “So it is a blessing to have the ability to assist his household, and his daughter. We needed to get him that catch, so we had been in a position to dial that up for him.”
Moore had simply the one reception (and the one goal) in that recreation, however he completed the season with 35 receptions, which was the benchmark for his bonus. The 35 receptions is a profession excessive for Moore, beating his earlier season-high of 26 as a rookie in 2018.
Moore had a base wage of $825,000 this season (per Spotrac), so the $100,000 bonus will make a huge impact for him.