The destruction of the Denver Broncos: The trade to acquire Russell Wilson
This trade has been so bad that it could easily be a feature on ESPN’s 30 for 30 someday.
Remember how excited Broncos Country was when the Broncos made this deal? It was madness, chaos really. Many of them were making early Super Bowl plans.
Hopefully, by now all of those have been canceled, cause it’s not happening. In fact, the team may not win another game this year.
This trade is bad because the Broncos gave up too much to get Wilson based on what they perceived he could do for them. The team gave up its first-round picks in the next two drafts and as of right now, the Seattle Seahawks would have the No. 4 overall pick in the draft as a result.
That’s ridiculous. But it’s not even the worst part.
Paton’s decision to extend Wilson’s contract as early as he did, to the tune of $245 million, looks worse by the moment. Why not at least see what he does on the field first?
The Broncos let Wilson sit out the entire preseason all the while touting his corny catchphrases and seemingly fake attitude. It’s nauseating.
Yet this is the guy right now because he has to be. The Broncos can’t get out of this deal anytime soon because the dead money and salary cap hit the team would take in if it tried to move on would be impossible to overcome.
Right now, that cap hit sits at $107 million. Ouch.