Denver Broncos Acquire Russell Wilson from Seahawks
Multiple sources, including ESPN’s Adam Schefter, are reporting that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade for star Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The 33 year old Wilson struggled in 2021 after suffering a finger injury in the middle of the season that cost him four games, but, he threw for 4212 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2020.
Blockbuster: After weeks of negotiations, in one of the largest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have agreed to terms for a deal involving Super-Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, sources tell ESPN.
Trade is pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. pic.twitter.com/oRFDV8Ehyx
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Denver has had extensive quarterback issues since the legendary Peyton Manning retired in 2015. The Broncos sent two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, QB Drew Lock, DE Shelby Harris and TE Noah Fant to Seattle for Wilson.
The full deal:#Broncos get: Russell Wilson and a fourth-rounder.#Seahawks get: 2 first-rounders and 2 second-rounders, a fifth-rounder, Drew Lock, Shelby Harris and Noah Fant.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2022
There have been some superficial rumors the last two years about Wilson coming to the Bears especially after the 2020 season. It appears likely that Chicago will stay with young quarterback Justin Fields for 2022, hoping for improvement under new head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
With the additional news that Aaron Rodgers is staying in Green Bay for four more years, the quarterback market is quickly stabilizing. The game of NFL quarterback musical chairs will continue to play out, still, unless Tom Brady comes back from retirement, don’t expect any moves as big as these.