5 lingering questions after Russell Wilson was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos
The dust is starting to settle after the massive NFL blockbuster trade that sent Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos on March 8.
The Broncos gave up a big haul: multiple players, multiple draft picks. The Seahawks gave up one of the best players in franchise history.
Of course, we have questions about the impact it will have on both teams and the NFL at large. The rumor mill was swirling for the last several days that seemed to suggest there were talks being held to move Wilson and it finally happened.
Now that Wilson is a Bronco, and Seattle has QB Drew Lock and a bevy of draft picks, what happens next? We’re taking a look at some of the biggest questions post-blockbuster trade.
Does Russell Wilson make the Denver Broncos Super Bowl favorites?
This is an intriguing question that’s difficult to answer. As of right now, if forced to answer, I would say they are contenders, but still a couple of pieces away from being able to win. The answer could and probably will change after free agency and the NFL Draft.
The Broncos still need to address getting a solid No. 1 option at running back. What does that look like? Is that bringing back Melvin Gordon III or going out and signing a new player to join Wilson in Denver?
Wilson and the Broncos will face an uphill battle in the road to the playoffs, facing the likes of Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, Derek Carr and the Raiders, and Justin Herbert and the Chargers. When the 2022 playoffs roll around, the Bengals, Bills, and Titans will likely be in the contender conversation as well from the AFC.
Until we see what kind of free agent haul and draft haul the Broncos accumulate, this is one tough question to answer.