Broncos, Seahawks Make Blockbuster Trade
Tuesday became a busy day for the NFL rather quickly and this was undoubtedly the biggest move of the day. The Denver Broncos have agreed to a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks that includes QB Russell Wilson, TE Noah Fant, QB Drew Lock, DL Shelby Harris, and several draft picks.
The trade will see Seattle trading its franchise quarterback, Wilson, to Denver. The move seems to signal a rebuilding era for the Seahawks and gives the Broncos an elite quarterback they've been missing since Peyton Manning retired.
Seattle will also send a 2022 fourth-round pick with Wilson in exchange for Fant, Harris, Lock, 2022 and 2023 first-round picks, second-round picks (also 2022 & 2023), and a 2022 fifth-round pick.
The first-round pick in 2022 is slated to be No. 9 overall and may put the Seahawks in prime position to add a new quarterback or finally get some help on the offensive line. The Seahawks' original first-rounder belongs to the Jets from the Jamal Adams trade.
Harris gives Seattle a veteran leader in the locker room and Fant is a young, up-and-coming tight end with great receiving skills.
Wilson spent the first ten years of his career with the Seahawks after being selected in the third round in the 2012 NFL Draft. He quickly became an elite quarterback with an added running ability that was rare at the time. He's now a nine-time Pro Bowler with a Super Bowl ring.
Wilson had voiced his displeasure with Seattle's roster construction in recent offseasons and has been rumored to be eying other teams. He gets his wish and becomes the missing link in a Denver offense that is suddenly part of a division with many elite quarterbacks.