The Denver Broncos have been linked to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Is acquiring him realistic?
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gave the team a deadline to get a long-term deal done. The closer it gets towards the deadline, the more it seems like he could be traded. The Denver Broncos may be one of the teams that could be intrigued by a trade.
Wilson is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback who has had a lot of success since being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2012 draft. He is at a point in his career where he is going to demand. A significant amount of guaranteed money.
He is roughly three years younger than Joe Flacco, who the Broncos traded for in February. So in terms of age, it makes some sense to acquire Wilson.
FanSided.com put the Denver Broncos on their list of teams to potentially trade for Wilson.
Von Miller is currently the highest-paid player on the team. He signed a 6-year, $114,100,000 contract back in 2016 which runs through 2021. That is “quarterback money”. I don’t see the team trying to re-work Miller’s contract.
When the Broncos acquired Flacco, it did not necessarily put the team out of contention for a first-round quarterback. Denver is still reportedly high on Missouri quarterback Drew Lock.
Is it reasonable for the team to make an audible and trade for Wilson despite having Flacco? We’ve seen crazier things happen in the NFL.
Wilson is a mobile quarterback who has the ability to escape pressure, which would be a necessity if he were to be traded to the Broncos. Denver’s offensive line has improved over the last couple of seasons, but with new additions, I would consider it a red flag, especially if Wilson is a Bronco.
One of the biggest questions, when it comes to a trade like this, is, what would the Broncos have to give up in order to acquire Wilson? Realistically, the Broncos would have to give up multiple first-round draft picks, as well as a high-profile player. That is a huge price when it comes to acquiring any player. Not only that, they would have to make him the highest paid player in NFL history.
Wilson could be the starter for just about any of the other NFL teams. He has also been linked to the New York Giants.
Don’t get me wrong: I would absolutely welcome a Russell Wilson-to-Denver trade. He could be a great acquisition. I just see too many roadblocks for it to actually come to fruition.