Wilson to the Broncos

Wilson to the Broncos

Jacob Susong (Junior), Reporter

After 10 fantastic seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Russel Wilson has been traded to the Denver Broncos.  In his time with the Seahawks, Wilson won four division titles, went to the Superbowl two times, and won the Lombardi once.  Wilson has been selected to the Pro-Bowl nine times in his career.


“I don’t think it’s a surprise that he got traded.  The Seahawks were really bad last year and they play in one of the toughest divisions in the league.  They really needed to go and get some young guys in the draft.” said senior Alex Juarez.


In return for Wilson, the Seahawks received quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a fifth-round pick.


“I think that it was a pretty even trade overall.  The trade works out well for both teams, I think.  The Broncos were one quarterback away from being Superbowl contenders and the Seahawks needed young players and draft picks.” said junior Aiden Frost.


The Denver Broncos haven’t made the playoffs in seven years.  They are in a division with such high quarterback play in Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Derek Carr.  The quarterback position has been a struggle for them ever since Payton Manning’s retirement in 2015.


“They needed a quarterback so bad.  Now that they have one, I think that they could be a serious threat in the league.” said junior Cannon Morton.


In other news around the league, the Indianapolis Colts have traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders in return for draft picks.  In Wentz’s only year with the Colts, he threw 27 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions.  The Colts failed to reach the playoffs.


“It was the right move to make for the Colts, they just needed to let him (Wentz) go.” said Juarez.