It didn't take George Paton and the Denver Broncos long to pivot to Plan B.
Just hours after news broke that Aaron Rodgers was going to remain with the Green Bay Packers, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Broncos have reached a deal with the Seattle Seahawks to acquire nine-time Pro Bowler Russell Wilson:
Wilson, 33, was a third-round pick by the Seahawks in the 2012 NFL Draft, and developed into arguably the greatest player in franchise history. Wilson tossed 292 touchdowns to 87 interceptions in 10 seasons with the Seahawks, adding 4,689 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground.
The Seahawks played in the Super Bowl in two of Wilson's first three seasons. Ironically, the Seahawks throttled Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, 43-8.
For the Broncos, this trade will theoretically allow them to compete in the most loaded division in the sport, with Wilson joining Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr in what may be the most talented division in terms of quarterbacks ever.
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