The quarterback dominos are falling and they are falling with league-altering shockwaves.
The same morning that Aaron Rodgers re-signed with the Green Bay Packers on a reported four-year, $200 million deal with the most guaranteed money in NFL history, Russell Wilson has now been traded to Denver Broncos, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The trade uproots the NFC West’s longest-tenured quarterback and gives Denver the quarterback it has been desperate for. Wilson joins the AFC West’s vaunted quarterback group of himself, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr.
The full details are still yet to come in, but according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the haul for the Seahawks is “massive” and includes “multiple first-round draft picks, plus additional picks and players.” At least one of those players is quarterback Drew Lock.
It is a veritable blockbuster which would seem to place the Seahawks, who finished last in the NFC West this past season, in the category of a rebuilding team, barring a trade or substantial move for another veteran quarterback.
UPDATE: The full details of the trade have been released, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The deal nets the Seahawks four draft picks and three players.