With Russell Wilson reportedly willing to play out his contract if the Seahawks don’t give him an extension, here are five teams who should look into trading for the Super Bowl winning quarterback.
Things aren’t great in Seattle, where Russell Wilson isn’t happy with his contract. Wilson has given the Seahawks a deadline of midnight tonight to ink a long term deal, otherwise he will play out his current contract and force Seattle into the franchise tag game that eventually got Kirk Cousins onto the open market.
Instead of waiting for Seattle to run the course with Wilson, several quarterback teams should call up John Schneider and see what it would take to get Wilson from the Seahawks. Here are the five teams most in need of Wilson’s services, starting with the Denver Broncos.
5. Denver Broncos
The Broncos already traded for one Super Bowl MVP quarterback in Joe Flacco, but he was always a short-term solution for the franchise. John Elway once convinced Peyton Manning to come to Denver to finish his career, and he could hit a home run for the Broncos by landing Wilson at age 30.
Wilson still has about a decade of elite football left,and he could be the perfect fit for Denver, which needs a quarterback to try and compete with the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. The Broncos already have a lethal defense that can make life tough on the Chiefs, but Wilson would give them the firepower to stay in shootouts with Kansas City.
There is the small matter of dealing with Flacco and salary cap ramifications, but that’s an issue Elway can deal with later. Landing Wilson would bring the Broncos back to the top of the AFC heap, something that hasn’t been the case since Manning retired after the 2015 season.