In one of the biggest trades in recent National Football League (NFL) history, former Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson has been traded to the Denver Broncos.
This came only around an hour after star quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he would be returning to the Green Bay Packers on a four-year $200 million contract with the team. However, before his announcement, Rodgers seemed to be the Broncos main target after a flurry of rumors followed him all throughout the season to possibly be a future Bronco.
Nevertheless, the Broncos arguably got the better end of the deal with Wilson being only 33 years old, and Rodgers appearing to be in the twilight of his career, despite playing at his best and winning back-to-back MVPs (Most Valuable Player).
The trade with Wilson included the Broncos getting a fourth-round pick, while the Seattle Seahawks received two first-round picks, two second-round picks, quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, and defensive end, Shelby Harris.
The Broncos get their quarterback for the foreseeable future and a draft pick in return for the many they gave up. The Seahawks seem to be rebuilding their team, especially with the shocking cut of star linebacker Bobby Wagner hours after the Wilson trade was finalized.
It will be interesting to see who ends up the winner of this trade and if the Broncos can make a Super Bowl run with Wilson in the future.