Seattle Seahawks Trading Russell Wilson to Denver Broncos

The Seattle Seahawks are trading superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos after weeks of negotiations between the two teams.

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The Seattle Seahawks are trading superstar quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos after weeks of negotiations between the two teams, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The trade is “pending a physical and Wilson’s approval,” per Schefter.

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.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022

In return, the Seahawks will receive quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick. The Broncos will receive a fourth-round pick in addition to Wilson. 

Trade package:

Seattle gets QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick.

Denver gets Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022

Schefter adds that Wilson’s deal wasn’t connected to Aaron Rodgers’ huge new deal with the Green Bay Packers. Denver was rumored to be a potential destination for the reigning MVP. However, Rodgers signed a four-year, $200 million deal with the Packers on Tuesday, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Denver acquiring Russell Wilson has nothing to do with the Aaron Rodgers' decision to return to Green Bay. Denver general manager George Paton initiated trade talks with Seattle for Wilson at least two weeks ago, per sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022

Following news of the trade taking place, Russell Wilson shared a message to his fans, writing, “Seattle, I Love You. Forever Grateful.”

SEATTLE, I Love You.

Forever Grateful.


— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 9, 2022

Wilson now joins a totally stacked AFC featuring the league’s best young quarterbacks, including Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson.

Patrick Mahomes
Josh Allen
Justin Herbert
Joe Burrow
Lamar Jackson
Russell Wilson

The AFC is a war 😯

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) March 8, 2022

Strap in, folks.  

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