With Trade For Russell Wilson, the Denver Broncos Reacquire NFL Relevancy

Written By Ken Pomponio on 03/08/2022Last Updated on March 9, 2022
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Welcome back to NFL relevance, Broncos Country.

and the pursuit of the Lombardi Trophy.

You’re not dreaming, you & .

The Denver Broncos‘ new player is Russell Wilson.

Later on Tuesday morning, as people in the Rocky Mountain region were getting over another Aaron Rodgers rejection and putting their meal ideas into action, it all happened in one fell swoop.

The message that changed the franchise’s riches read:

The package also gave the Broncos a fourth-round review get. According to reports, Denver is sending the Seahawks quite a drag in exchange:

    QB Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, and defensive lineman Shelby Harris are all seasoned athletes.

  • Two takes from the first round of drafts
  • Two second-round pulls and ,
  • Pick in the fifteenth square

The mega deal andmdash, known as the biggest trade in league history and won & , won’t become official until Wilson passes his physical and the start of the new league year on March 16 at 2 p.m.( MT ).

after six months in a row without being selected for the playoffs, including the final five with post -. Broncos Country ought to be able to wait for 500 files.

Denver & ’s Super Bowl odds quickly rebound.

The Broncos&; Super Bowl LVII odds at Colorado&;s online sportsbooks went on quite the roller-coaster ride Tuesday morning.

At BetMGM Colorado, they opened the day at +1600. That was a partial hedge, of course, with Denver — just 7-10 in 2021 — being one of the two top rumored destinations for Rodgers.

The Packers & veteran QB then announced he would stay in Green Bay, dashigning hopes for a second straight offseason.

As a result, the odds for the Broncos & , BetMGM, and fans decreased, with hopes dropping to + 2500.

The Wilson trade media finally broke just as it appeared that the Orange and Blue were doomed to another winter in a QB landscape.

Additionally, Denver & ’s Super Bowl odds increased once more to + 1200.

They stopped five-rated online sportsbooks as of Tuesday afternoon at That & , where they sat at all five of PlayinСolorado.

At No. 1-rated DraftKings Colorado, the Broncos&; +1200 odds to win Super Bowl LVII in Arizona are tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the fifth highest in the league.

The only teams higher were the Buffalo Bills( 650 ), Kansas City Chiefs(+ 700 ), Packers ( 800 ), and Los Angeles Rams, the defending champion. The only other group with better than 20 – 1 DK final chances was the Dallas Cowboys, who had + 1400.

It will no doubt make for a fun offseason of NFL wagering in Colorado.

Paton takes the necessary steps to get his QB.

Any and all praise for George Paton is due.

At the NFL Scouting Combine last week, the second-year Broncos general manger recently received praise for his inaugural draft class, which was hailed as the league & , s best of 2021.

The mega deal Paton & had negotiated with the Seahawks finally came to fruition on Tuesday, not long after Rodgers once more left Denver at the altar.

And the 33-year-old Wilson, a 2013 Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler( it & , forgiven, right Broncos Country )? Denver & , the franchise’s new face, appeared out of nowhere.

Praise Paton for having a fantastic Plan B.

As previously mentioned, the Broncos somewhat capitulated in order to capture Wilson.

But in the NFL of the 2020s, having a top-notch QB is essential.

Just take a look at the QBs who are already guiding AFC contenders.

They range from Joe Burrow of the defending conference champion Bengals to the Bills & , Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson. They are led by the AFC West andrquo’s Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr.

Everyone, with the exception of Carr, is 26 years old or younger.


Because of this, the cost of hiring an wealthy QB is usually a secondary factor. & ,

Broncos Country ought to be extremely wealthy.

Assuming Wilson snaps the first shot for the Broncos in Week 1 and a half, could he possibly face his ten-year-old staff in Seattle? That will imply that the Broncos & has had a Hall of Fame quarterback for 21 of the previous 40 seasons. & ,

Of course, that includes Peyton Manning & ’s outstanding four-year run with the Orange and Blue from 2012 to 2015. And through John Elway & ’s illustrious 16-year Mile High City career, which started in 1983.

There have undoubtedly been a few uninteresting and trim player years in between. & ,

The most recent six-year period, which included a league-high 11 starting QBs, did undoubtedly fade into company disgrace.

The Broncos have frequently found wealthy QB answers, in contrast to other franchise quarterback drought and rough patches that seem to go on for decades. & ,

That is equivalent to fleecing Elway from the then-Baltimore Colts in 83 outwitting the division to acquire Manning, a free agent, in March 2012.

A little over a month later, the Broncos and Mdash of Elway & chose Arizona State QB Brock Osweiler in the second round of the draft. & ,

Wilson was captured by the Seahawks in Round 3 simply 18 takes after.

Wilson, Seattle, and, most notably, the Legion of Boom defense defeated Manning & 43 – 8 in Super Bowl XLVIII as the season came to a close.

In eight of his ten times in the Pacific Northwest, Wilson led Seattle to the playoffs. On the way, he overtook Manning & ’s league record( 112 ) for the most victories in a QB & RSquo season( 113 ).

However, in recent months, Wilson and the Seahawks have become more distant. The QB wheel of fortune once more swung in Denver & ’s direction on Tuesday. & ,

For his upcoming NFL debut, Wilson may wear orange and orange.

It was a great time on Tuesday. A wonderful time.

And Broncos Country ought to be extremely wealthy..

Photo by Stephen Brashear, AP
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Ken, a fourth-generation Coloradan who has worked in sporting journalism for more than 30 years, has covered everything from preps to professionals. He has lived in the Front Range his entire life and is a longstanding sports betting fan. His passion and insight are evident in his protection at PlayinСolorado. He is the son of 1960s Denver Broncos season ticket holders.

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