Russell Wilson has a new team in a massive blockbuster trade. The Denver Broncos have traded for the former Seattle Seahawks quarterback. Per Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are also receiving a fourth-rounder, while the Seahawks are getting two first-rounders and second-rounders, a fifth-rounder, Drew Lock, Shelby Harris, and Noah Fant.
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
Blockbuster Trade: Russell Wilson Dealt to Denver Broncos
For the Broncos part, they will finally be gaining the franchise quarterback they have been looking for since Peyton Manning retired. They have tried multiple quarterbacks over the last six years, but none as prolific as Russell Wilson. Despite coming off a slightly down year which was bogged down in part by an injury that he may not have fully recovered from at the time, the former Super Bowl Champion and nine-time Pro Bowler still has some good years left to give.
On the Seahawks part, they are gaining several draft picks and at least two starters at other positions. Drew Lock is probably the biggest name, but it is unknown right now whether he would be in the running for the starting quarterback job. He struggled for the most part in Denver as their starter and has a career touchdown-interception ratio of 25:20.
Defensive lineman Shelby Harris will help shore up the defense for the Seahawks. He has a career total of 22.5 sacks, 14.5 of which have been in the last three years alone. Tight end Noah Fant will help them out on the pass-catching side, as he has been a promising young threat. He has a total of 1,905 receiving yards and ten touchdowns and has finished with around 670 yards each of the last two seasons.
Ultimately this trade is huge for both teams, as the Broncos are evidently trying to make a run by bringing in a proven top-tier quarterback at the helm; while the Seahawks are possibly going into rebuilding mode. But besides the bevy of draft picks, they have acquired at least two solid pieces ready to play right away to help solidify their future.
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