Russell Wilson has the Broncos on his preferred trade list for 2022

Denver Broncos 2021 offseason, QB Russell Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos 2021 offseason, QB Russell Wilson. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks seem to be crossing an impasse, but with his no-trade clause, he may be in the driver’s seat. Would he waive his no-trade clause for the Denver Broncos?

Per Jordan Schultz, host of the Pull Up Podcast & Playoff Pod, Russell Wilson would now waive his no-trade clause for four NFL teams. Just nine months ago, the Denver Broncos were not a part of this list.

However, this list now includes three NFC teams and one AFC team. Two in the NFC East and one in the NFC south. That lone AFC team that Wilson would reportedly waive his no-trade clause for is the Denver Broncos. As far as the NFC teams go, Schultz listed the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and the New Orleans Saints.

Russell Wilson has the power to force his way to the Broncos

When we talk about the future of the quarterback position for the Denver Broncos, it remains a touchy subject. Acquiring a talent like Russell Wilson would certainly put many minds in Broncos Country at ease.

As I saw this report from Schultz, there were a few things that stood out to me. One, the Denver Broncos are the only AFC team and that could work towards George Paton’s favor as Seattle Seahawks’ General Manager, John Schneider, may not want to keep Russell Wilson in the NFC.

Another thing that stood out to me was the consistency with the New York Giants. This seems like it is more in favor of his wife Ciara as she is a major celebrity. Having that massive market is intriguing to any celebrity of her magnitude.

Some enjoy the debate of what it may take to persuade Schneider to ship Russell Wilson to the 303, I am one of them. How about this trade proposal?

  • Teddy Bridgewater (sign & trade)
  • Bradley Chubb
  • KJ Hamler
  • 2022 1st round pick
  • 2022 2nd round pick
  • 2022 3rd round pick
  • 2023 2nd round pick

This would leave the Denver Broncos with Drew Lock as the backup to Russell Wilson.

George Paton and the Denver Broncos would also retain a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft due to the Von Miller trade, along with the Los Angeles Rams’ 3rd round pick. Recently signed wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick would still be in town for Russell Wilson to sling the ball to.

Russ hasn’t been “cooking” this season, but I wouldn’t hold that against him. Wilson is playing through injuries, mental blocks, and an offensive line that cant block. He also doesn’t have a strong running game behind him.

There are a lot of holes on that Seattle Seahawks roster, but adding some premiere talent at edge and wide receiver, along with a plethora of draft picks may be enough to entice Schneider to pull the trigger.

If George Paton is able to pull off a trade for Russell Wilson, the NFL will be put on notice. Around the league, many analysts and commentators gush about the talent on this roster, but all have the same anchor weighing them down, the quarterback position.

Adding a Super Bowl Champion, an MVP candidate, and a proven leader to this uber-talented and young roster would strike fear in the eyes of the competition.

Buckle up Broncos Country, this is just the beginning. This offseason will be the next chapter in “Paton’s Plan,” and I hope you all are as excited as I am.