Mar 8, 2022 - Sports

Reports: Broncos trade for Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Lumen Field on Jan. 2, in Seattle, Washington. Photo: Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos have reportedly agreed to trade the Seattle Seahawks' long-time quarterback Russell Wilson.

Why it matters: The deal represents "one of the largest trades in NFL history," sports reporter Adam Schefter writes.

"The trade gives Denver the quarterback it has sought since Peyton Manning retired..." per ESPN's Schefter.

Details: The trade is part of a package deal that includes sending Broncos quarterback Drew Lock, defensive lineman Shelby Harris and tight end Noah Fant to Seattle, per multiple news outlets.

  • The Broncos and Seahawks did not immediately confirm the deal. The agreement won't be official until the NFL free agent market opens next week, the Washington Post reports.

What to know: Wilson, 33, will exit the Seahawks after 10 seasons that included a Super Bowl win.

  • He had two years remaining on his contract.
  • Wilson's 113 wins through 10 seasons represent the most in NFL history β€” regular season and playoffs β€” ahead of Manning (112).

Of note: Details of the agreement emerged hours after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he would not sign with the Broncos after considering the team a top contender.

  • The announcement also comes on the 10-year anniversary of former Broncos quarterback Manning signing with the team.
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