Russell Wilson: Did get traded to the broncos| Is going to the broncos

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Description: -- from the Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland, December 20, 2020 (All-Pro Reels Photography)

Russell Carrington Wilson (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).

Russell Wilson: Did get traded to the broncos| Is going to the broncos

Did get traded to the broncos:

Russell Wilson looked miserable. He was in Tampa, Florida, sitting in a luxury box at Raymond James Stadium, wedged between his wife, Ciara, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It was February 7, 2021, almost 13 months ago to the day.

Wilson watched Tom Brady cruise to his seventh Super Bowl victory on the field below him and earn one more ring than Michael Jordan. All Wilson could think about, he later told NBC Sports’ Peter King, was that he had been to just two Super Bowls, and needed more.

Wilson has decided he’s better off chasing Super Bowls somewhere other than Seattle. On Tuesday, the Seahawks sent Wilson and a fourth-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for two firsts, two seconds, and a fifth, plus quarterback.

Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant (who was Denver’s first-rounder in 2019), and defensive lineman Shelby Harris. Wilson has a no-trade clause, so the deal was done with his blessing—if not his prayers.

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Russell Wilson: Did get traded to the broncos| Is going to the broncos

Wilson’s Mile High arrival overloads an already stacked AFC West and makes Denver a Super Bowl contender. For Wilson, it’s a chance to prove he is a Tier 1 elite quarterback in today’s NFL and, perhaps, to prove he is an all-time great.

After 10 years in Seattle, Wilson’s career has come full circle. When he entered the league, he was a game manager and the archetype for a new team-building strategy: structuring rosters around young quarterbacks whose salaries were limited by the 2011 collective bargaining agreement.

Now he becomes the latest in a line of savior quarterbacks brought in to bring a good team to glory.