the Russell Wilson the trade sent shockwaves throughout the NFL on Tuesday. The former Seattle Seahawks quarterback would head to the Denver Broncos in a blockbuster. The city of Denver wasted no time in welcoming its new quarterback to town.
Radio station 104.3 The Fan has already put up a billboard for Wilson. Of course, the display panel is digital, otherwise it would be quite impressive if it was put together that quickly. The billboard can be seen below.
Seattle went 7-10 in the 2021 season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2017. The Seahawks haven’t gone past the divisional round since losing the Super Bowl in the 2014 season. Wilson pitched for a career-low 3,113 yards in 2021, or 14 games while battling a hand injury. While the Seahawks declined that advertised offer, the head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that the team will discuss the future of each player on the team.
“There are conversations about everyone” Carroll told reporters during the NFL Combine on Wednesday. “We talk about everyone. It’s common for us to have conversations with the teams about all the players. Especially big name players. And that hasn’t changed. It’s always the same every year we’ve been there. So it’s the same. We have no intention of settling there. But the conversations – John (Schneider) has to feel them like he always has. But nothing specific.
“Let me say this: Russell and I have had a partnership all these years. We worked on it all the time. He’ll always tell you that — and I’ll tell you the same because it’s the truth. That’s how we worked on things. We communicate at a very high level. With this thought, I thought it was extremely important that we communicate really well. If we would be in touch and know what is going on, we could take some time on the action and keep things in their proper perspective. And that’s what we’ve done.
They waste no time putting up billboards in Denver…. pic.twitter.com/U9NNBzHlme
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
Details of the Wilson deal came just hours after it was announced that Aaron Rodgers, another high-profile trade target, opted to return to the Green Bay Packers, seemingly becoming the league’s highest-paid quarterback. Wilson’s move to Denver will likely include a lucrative extension of his own.
Before his glittering career in Seattle, Wilson was a star at both NC State and Wisconsin. Wilson was a three-star 247Sports Composite recruit in the class of 2007 from Richmond (Va.) Collegiate School. Wilson led Wisconsin to the 2011 Big Ten Championship as a major graduate transfer achievement. He threw for 3,175 yards and 33 touchdowns with four interceptions as a Badger. In three seasons with the Wolfpack, Wilson threw for 8,545 yards, 76 touchdowns and 26 picks.
Sam Marsdale contributed to this report.