There has been a lot of chatter about the Denver Broncos looking to acquire a franchise quarterback recently. The team is getting linked to names like Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, and of course, Russell Wilson.
A Seahawks deal of Russell Wilson to Broncos is less desirable than a trade with the Jets. The Denver Broncos may not have a young talented quarterback on their roster, but the team does currently hold the 9th overall pick in this year’s rookie draft.
If Seattle indeed moves Russ to Denver, it will take more than their 2022 1st rounder to make this trade happen. The Seahawks can ask Broncos for a young defensive lineman and/or a pass catcher (i.e. TE Noah Fant) to package with the 9th overall pick plus this year’s 2nd rounder (40th overall) and 2023 1st rounder for Russ.
Should this deal come to fruition, Seahawks have the option to take collegiate QB Kenny Pickett for their 9th overall pick and then bolster their offensive line with the 40th and 41st picks on the second round. This deal not only offers Seahawks a young signal caller but also gives them an opportunity to improve their team’s offensive line woes whilst adding another offensive weapon alongside DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.