In one of the biggest deals in NFL history, the Denver Broncos have agreed to send an important package to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the outstanding quarterback. Russell Wilsonsources say ESPN.
The trade gives Denver the quarterback it’s sought after since Peyton Manning retired, and it gives Seattle a foundation to rebuild without the quarterback who led the Seahawks to their only Super Bowl title.
Expected to waive the no-trade clause, the last hurdle before a trade can be completed, Wilson frees the Seahawks to send him to Denver and end his historic 10-season career in Seattle that included nine Pro Bowl picks, one Super Bowl title and more wins More Which quarterback player has scored during his first 10 seasons in the league?
Wilson will also have to pass a physical exam. The trade cannot be officially announced until Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. ET, which is the start of the 2022 league year.
Denver’s acquisition of Wilson has nothing to do with Aaron RodgersThe decision to return to Green Bay. George Patton, Denver’s general manager, began trade talks with Seattle for Wilson at least two weeks ago, according to sources. But in recent days, as trade talks with Seattle heated up, it became clear that Wilson was Bronco A’s plan. Stay in Green Bay.
The Seahawks were quietly listening to Wilson’s performances and received calls from multiple teams. One league source estimates it to be more than ten teams. Wilson felt he would have to move on, and if he did, he wanted it to be a successful program. Denver, with all its offensive bits and solid defense, is said to have appealed to him dearly.
Denver has been trying to find the right quarterback since Manning’s retirement, just as the organization has been trying for years to find the right quarterback after John Elway’s retirement. Enter 33-year-old Wilson.
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