Which team will Russell Wilson play for in 2022?
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade their Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, pending Wilson’s approval.
There’s a major shakeup happening in the NFL- the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade their long-time quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, although the deal is contingent upon Wilson’s approval.
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The 33-year-old has a no-trade clause in his contract which would allow him to veto the exchange.
'No connection to Rodgers'
The news of the trade immediately followed the announcement of Aaron Rodgers’ decision to stay with the Green Bay Packers. The Broncos had earlier been rumored to be likely to acquire Rodgers had he decided to leave Green Bay, and their move was viewed as a reaction to Rodgers' choice.
But according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Broncos’ action to obtain Wilson was not connected to the announcement of the four-time NFL MVP, as franchise general manager George Paton had already been in discussions with the Seahawks for weeks.
Aside from Wilson’s giving the go-signal for the deal, he will also have to pass a physical exam for the agreement to push through. In exchange for the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, the Seahawks will receive a group of players as well as draft picks.
The Broncos are reportedly sacrificing quarterback Drew Lock, defensive end Shelby Harris, tight end Noah Fant, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick, and will get a fourth-round pick in exchange, on top of Wilson.
Wilson: Franchise quarterback
The Seahawks drafted Wilson in the third round in 2012, and the nine-time Pro Bowler soon led the team to their first and only Lombardi trophy, winning over the Broncos in the 2013 season. He led them to another Super Bowl appearance the following year, but they lost to the New England Patriots.
With the acquisition of Wilson, the Broncos may have finally found the leader they have been looking for to take the place of Peyton Manning who led them to their last Super Bowl victory in the 2015 season and subsequently retired.