The Denver Broncos are hoping that by trading for Russell Wilson, they weaken the Seattle Seahawks and finally solve their quarterback woes.
Good gosh, the AFC West became the most frightening and exciting division in football after the Denver Broncos traded for Russell Wilson.
In a blockbuster move reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Wilson, the former Seattle Seahawks quarterback who won a Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos, is now heading to the Mile High City in hopes of solving their major quarterback problem. Oh yes, Drew Lock is also part of that trade.
While the deal is still pending a physical and Wilson’s approval, it’s a move that now shakes up the AFC West and the conference as a whole. Moreover, it is confirmation in the Pacific Northwest that there will indeed be a rebuild, and sooner than later, Seattle may trade other players to reshape the culture firmly.
Meanwhile, in Denver, they believed that with better quarterback play, they could contend in a division that has primarily been dominated by the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes and has a rising star in Justin Herbert and the Chargers. The Raiders? They have Derek Carr, who is no slouch.
The Denver Broncos are taking a high-risk, high reward move by trading for Russell Wilson
Since coming into the NFL, Wilson emerged as one of the league’s better young dual-threat quarterbacks. After unseating Matt Flynn, Wilson led the team to the playoffs as a rookie and took out Washington in the Wild Card round before falling to Atlanta. The following season, he and his troops were in the Super Bowl and defeated the Broncos 43-8.
The following season, they went back to the big game, but they didn’t give Marshawn the ball, and well, you know that happens next with Malcolm Butler. Since then, while Seattle has made the playoffs and been a good team, it has not been the same since their stretch of dominance in the early 2010s.
With whatever they acquire from the Broncos, Seattle will hope to firmly rebuild their team as general manager John Schneider is still regarded as a strong draft evaluator. However, many of his recent picks haven’t necessarily been the brightest.
Nonetheless, this is a blockbuster move, and the Denver Broncos are serious. Whether or not it works out for them remains to be seen. Seattle got a lot in return, but all eyes will focus on what they now choose to do with what they hauled.