Russell Wilson has been traded to the Denver Broncos on a blockbuster trade that shook the whole AFC West division. Here are the details of the most recent blockbuster trade.
Russell Wilson, the 9-time Pro-Bowl QB and Super Bowl champion, was traded to the Broncos for a massive haul that will give the Seahawks Noah Fant, Drew Locke, Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, and two second-round, and a fifth-round pick. Although the Broncos gave up so much in that trade, they will feel they addressed an area that they have been trying to fill since Manning retired in 2015. I fully expect Denver to try to extend Wilson to clear up cap space because he is due 24 million dollars this year. That way they have the flexibility to make the moves they want to build around Wilson to win another Super Bowl. Here are my thoughts on the Broncos this upcoming season and what it means for them to add Russell Wilson.
After adding the veteran QB, many believe this blockbuster trade made the Broncos contenders in the AFC. The Broncos have weapons offensively with Jerry Jeudy, Cortland Sutton, Melvin Gordon, and Javonte Williams. The Broncos’ defense is still one of the best with Justin Simmons and Bradley Chubb leading the way. Even though the team is young, I fully expect this Broncos team to come out next year with a different demeanor as they try to bring back the winning culture to the Mile High City.
So, what does this mean for Kansas City?
The Chiefs should not panic because every AFC team is building their roster to compete with them. It’s only the beginning of the free agency and the Chiefs will make their moves soon. It is predicted that they will go after an edge rusher, but there’s no telling if KC will release Clark pre-June 1st where they save $12M or post-June 1st where they can save $19M. The AFC West is set to be the toughest division this season and each divisional matchup will have meaningful and tough battles throughout the season.