Russell Wilson set to be traded from Seattle Seahawks to Denver Broncos | NFL News


Wilson, 33, has made 14 starts in 2021, missing games for the first time in his 10-year career due to injury. He passed for a career-low 3,113 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions; Broncos QB Drew Lock to be sent to Seahawks as part of deal

Last update: 22/03/08 20:14

Russell Wilson is set for a stunning move to the Denver Broncos

Russell Wilson is expected to be traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos in one of the biggest trades in NFL history.

Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will be sent to the Seahawks as part of the deal, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Wilson, 33, has made 14 starts in 2021, missing games for the first time in his 10-year career due to injury. He had a career-low 3,113 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions.

As part of the deal, the Broncos will get Wilson and a fourth-round pick, while the Seakhawks will get two first-round picks, two second-round picks, one fifth-round pick, quarterback Lock, tackle defensive Shelby Harris and tight. -late Noah Fant, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The deal is waiting for Wilson to waive his no-trade clause and a physical – and cannot be formalized until the NFL’s new year league opener on March 16.

The Broncos teased the trade with a video from the movie Castaway, showing Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball player he named Wilson.

Several teams reportedly inquired about Russell with the Seakhawks, with the Washington Commanders among those interested, but Russell’s first choice had always been to go to Denver, according to reports.

It is said that the strength of the Broncos’ roster, the franchise’s young receivers, their solid defense and the young coach of Nathaniel Hackett, who had so much success with Aaron Rodgers, all convinced Russell to make the move.

For the Broncos, their search for consistency and quality at quarterback since the departure of Peyton Manning in 2015 seems to have been fulfilled.

In terms of players, Seattle will benefit from the deal: Harris, 30, had 49 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery in 16 games last season with the Broncos.

Lock, 25, threw for 787 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in six games while serving as a backup to Teddy Bridgewater in 2021.

Fant, 24, caught 68 passes for 670 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games last season.




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