The Denver Broncos unloaded a plethora of selections and three players to acquire Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
In what felt like moments after Aaron Rodgers announced his return to Green Bay, the Denver Broncos made their move for “plan B”, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The deal included two first round picks, two second round picks, a fifth round pick, and three players. The players included quarterback Drew Lock, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, and tight end Noah Fant. The Broncos do get a fourth round pick in addition to Wilson.
This is an instant win for the Denver Broncos, who have a roster that has the potential to be a contender, even in a strong AFC that features Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Lamar Jackson, and Joe Burrow. It will be tough navigating their own division, but Wilson has played elite ball in his career.
General manager George Paton had talked about being aggressive in the quarterback market, which makes sense considering how rough the 2022 NFL Draft class at quarterback looked, with no clear-cut guy to take in the top 10. The Broncos following suit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams, two teams who went out to get a veteran quarterback the previous two offseasons, are hoping for that same success.
It might look like a lot of draft capital on the surface to give away, but the Broncos still have three top 100 selections in the 2022 NFL Draft, courtesy of the trade they made to send Von Miller to the Rams. In a deeper class, they can get potential long-term starters at every spot. Not to mention, the Broncos still have cap space to acquire some free agents to fill holes. Funny enough, Miller is one of them.
It’s a move that will shake the NFL to its core in coming seasons, but the Denver Broncos and Russell Wilson have become must-watch TV.