The Seahawks have agreed to trade QB Russell Wilson to the Broncos. Seattle is reportedly receiving five draft picks: Two first-rounders, two second-rounders, and a fifth-rounder. Denver quarterback Drew Lock and defensive lineman Shelby Harris are also a part of the deal, along with tight end Noah Fant.
Wilson, a nine-time Pro Bowler, will join forces with new Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett, who previously served as the Packers offensive coordinator. The duo will now face a stacked AFC West, which includes Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, Justin Herbert and the Charges, and Derek Carr and the Raiders.
The 33-year-old quarterback has long been the subject of trade rumors. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said at the NFL Scouting Combine that the team had “no intention” of making a move.
Wilson, who has raised his family in Seattle with wife Ciara, publicly expressed his desire to remain in the northwest. In January, however, reports emerged that he wished to explore his options in the offseason.