Report: Russell Wilson heading to Denver Broncos as part of blockbuster trade
The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have reportedly agreed in principle to a blockbuster trade that will send quarterback Russell Wilson to Denver. The trade was reported by multiple outlets on Tuesday afternoon.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver has agreed to trade quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick to Seattle for Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
Seattle gets QB Drew Lock, TE Noah Fant, DL Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth-round pick.
Denver gets Russell Wilson and a fourth-round pick.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Per Schefter, the trade can’t be made official until Wednesday, May 18 at 4 p.m. ET. That marks the start of the new year for the NFL. Wilson will also have to pass a physical.
Wilson, 33, has spent his entire career with the Seahawks. He was a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin. He led the franchise to a pair of Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XLVIII.
Wilson is a 9-time Pro Bowl selection and was the NFL’s passer rating leader in 2015. In 2017, he was the passing touchdown leader, throwing 34 touchdown passes.
As a starter with the Seahawks, Wilson is 104-53-1. He’s thrown for 37,059 yards and 292 touchdowns. His career completion rate is 65%. He’s also rushed for 4,689 yards and 23 touchdowns over his 10-year NFL career.