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BREAKING NEWS: Broncos acquire Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

The Denver Broncos get their quarterback as they acquired Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks in a blockbuster trade.

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According to multiple reports, the Denver Broncos have acquired star quarterback Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks.

The latest compensation reports from Don Kleiman have the Broncos sending three players (Drew Lock, Shelby Harris, and Noah Fant), two first-rounders, two second-rounders, and a fifth-rounder for Russell Wilson and a fourth round pick.

Seahawks receive:

  • 1st round pick
  • 1st round pick
  • 2nd round pick
  • 2nd round pick
  • 5th round pick
  • Drew Lock
  • Shelby Harris
  • Noah Fan

Broncos receive:

  • Russell Wilson
  • 4th round pick

As it stands, the Broncos' offense looks like this: Russell Wilson, Javonte Williams, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Albert Okwuegbunam. That is some serious firepower when combined with a whole new offensive system that has also had huge amounts of success in recent years with Aaron Rodgers and the Pack.

Wilson is currently under the final two years of his deal and will cost $19M in salary in 2022 and $22M in 2023. The Broncos have over $41M in salary cap and can easily absorb this trade, but I would expect some sort of contract extension to keep Wilson here longer to come at some point.

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