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Reports: Seahawks Trading QB Russell Wilson To Broncos

Mar 8, 2022, 11:53 AM | Updated: 12:24 pm
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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly made the biggest deal in franchise history as there are multiple reports broke late Tuesday morning that star quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded to the Denver Broncos.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the deal will result in the Broncos receiving Wilson in exchange for a package made up of multiple first-round picks, additional draft picks and several players.

As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported, Wilson has a no-trade clause and must OK the deal and pass a physical. Wilson is signed through just 2023.

Schefter also reported that Drew Lock, a 2019 second-round pick, is part of the deal coming to Seattle from Denver.

Wilson, 33, was the Seahawks’ third-round round pick in 2012 after a standout collegiate career at North Carolina State and Wisconsin, and he immediately became the team’s starter.

Wilson led the Seahawks to a playoff berth as a rookie in 2012, and the following year he led the Seahawks to the franchise’s first Super Bowl title. Seattle returned to the Super Bowl in 2014 as well, where the Hawks lost to New England.

Wilson has set nearly every passing record in Seahawks history during his 10 years in Seattle. Overall, Wilson has a career 104-53-1 record with 292 touchdowns, 87 interceptions and 37,059 yards.

Trade rumors involving Wilson have occurred for years but heated up in 2021 when he voiced displeasure about pass protection and his involvement in roster building. Wilson’s camp then reportedly gave Schefter a list of four teams he’d consider waiving his no-trade clause to, none of which were the Broncos.

Wilson remained in Seattle for the 2021 season, though, and the Seahawks and the star quarterback publicly said that the trade speculation was overblown.

The Seahawks went 7-10 last year with Wilson missing three games due to a midseason finger injury and struggling upon his return. Rumors started to swirl again but Wilson declared he wanted to stay with the Seahawks. Head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine last week that they weren’t shopping Wilson but admitted they were taking phone calls regarding the star quarterback.

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