Mar 9, 2022 - News

What they're saying: Broncos' new QB Russell Wilson chatter

Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson during the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The hype is real following yesterday's bombshell that the Denver Broncos traded for Seattle Seahawks' veteran, Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson.

Why it matters: The blockbuster deal represents one of the most significant trades in NFL history and the biggest get for the Broncos since Peyton Manning, industry experts say.

  • Yes, but: Questions remain as to whether the 33-year-old Seattle old-timer could make the Mile High City relevant again.

What they're saying: Here's a look at the reactions from across the sports world...

  • "The Broncos are pushing the chips all-in with their young team," according to Sports Illustrated senior betting analyst Jen Piacenti.
  • "The Broncos got a quarterback capable of changing everything for the long-suffering football team in our dusty old cowtown," writes Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla.
  • "Russell Wilson doesn’t just make the Broncos better instantly. He gives Broncos Country something it hasn’t felt since Peyton Manning hung ‘em up in March 2016: Actual, honest-to-goodness relevance," adds Post writer Sean Keeler.
  • "Bear in mind, Wilson had one of his worst seasons last year, so perhaps there should be a curb on some of the unfettered enthusiasm," writes Drew Loftis at the New York Post.

Of note: Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy reacted with a big emoji smile on Twitter. And this: "Oh we lit."

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