Quarterback Russell Wilson will be cooking in Denver next season. On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks announced they are trading Wilson to the Broncos, pending a physical. The news of No. 3 leaving the Seahawks is not too shocking, as Wilson has been unable to find success in Seattle for some time now.
As a quarterback with the skill level he has, partnered with the hope he showed early in his career and during his two championship runs, the Seahawks certainly should have been more accomplished than they were with him. Last season the Seahawks finished with a 7-10 record -- the worst in the NFC West -- while the Broncos also finished 7-10 and last in the AFC West.
The former Super Bowl champion is now headed to the AFC West, where many talented quarterbacks reside: Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, Los Angeles Chargers' Justin Herbert and Las Vegas Raiders' Derek Carr complete the starting quarterback's list of the division. Not a bad group.
Wilson will now try to win at Mile High Stadium, where Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater failed to find win much last season. The 33-year-old QB had been with the Seahawks since they drafted him in the third round in 2012. Wilson deciding on Denver for his next team was what left many surprised -- including fellow NFL players. Here are some of the best reactions to the news:
Wilson tweeted, "SEATTLE, I Love You. Forever Grateful."
SEATTLE, I Love You.— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 9, 2022
The Broncos tweeted this when the news officially dropped.
The Seahawks had a hilarious reaction.
Broncos players seem happy.
Oh we lit 🔥— Jerry Jeudy⁴ (@jerryjeudy) March 8, 2022
Dez Bryant reacted to the news, saying "wow."
Russell Wilson to Denver.. I’m late but wow!— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) March 8, 2022
Torrey Smith is out here asking the real questions.
Are the Broncos a Super Bowl contender? RGIII thinks so.
Broncos Fans were heartbroken earlier today but now landing Russel Wilson makes the Broncos an immediate Super Bowl contender.— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 8, 2022
Many were commenting on what the AFC West now looks like.
AFC WEST QB RANKINGS:— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) March 8, 2022
1: Patrick Mahomes
2: Russell Wilson
3: Justin Herbert
4: Derek Carr
Afc west lit lol— Rohn Joss (@WatchJRoss) March 8, 2022
Many are pointing out the disparity between the conferences.
What day for the NFL— Leger Douzable (@LegerDouzable) March 8, 2022
The Broncos are making moves.
broncos gettin active!!!!— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) March 8, 2022