Quarterback Marc Wilson, released last month by the Los Angeles Raiders, was signed by the Green Bay Packers, the NFL club announced Saturday.
Packers executive vice president Tom Braatz, reporting the signing from Portland, Ore., did not disclose terms.Wilson received $1 million from the Raiders last season in the final year of a $4 million contract he signed in 1983. He reportedly demanded a guaranteed contract to re-sign with the Raiders, and, under NFL rules would have had to receive a minimum of $1.1 million.
One report last month said the Packers had offered him $400,000 for a one-year contract. Wilson termed that a starting point.
Wilson is an eight-year veteran of the Raiders. Green Bay was one of several clubs with whom his agent Howard Slusher negotiated after Wilson became a free agent.
Green Bay's quarterback list includes former BYU quarterback Robbie Bosco, Blair Kiel, Don Majkowski, Dave Walter, Randy Wright and Bud Keyes, a 10th-round draft choice who signed Friday while Braatz was talking with Wilson.
The club's training camp opens next week.
Wilson was a No. 1 draft choice of the Raiders in 1980, out of Brigham Young University. He was the 15th player selected in the NFL draft that year.
Wilson started the last seven games for the Raiders last season, and completed 152 of 266 passes for a 57.1 completion percentage. In his career, he completed 871 of his 1,666 passes, or 52.3 percent and 11,760 yards. His statistics included 77 touchdowns and 86 interceptions with a long completion of 92 yards.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Wilson set 11 NCAA records in three seasons at BYU, including leading the nation in total offense with 3,580 yards and 29 touchdown passes his senior year en route to BYU's ll-0 record.
The Packers quoted Wilson, 31, as saying: "I'm very excited about coming to Green Bay."