While the Seattle Seahawks received more assets, it doesn’t mean that they’ve won the trade.
After all, the Broncos will be getting the proven commodity.
Besides, draft picks are hit and miss, making them more like capital than an actual investment.
On the other hand, the Broncos got the play-caller that defeated them in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Aside from Wilson having a steady game, the Legion of Boom humiliated the Broncos offense during that game.
However, the player that gave Denver that defeat could end their disappointing streak, as ESPN’s Field Yates pointed out.
The Broncos have missed the playoffs six straight years after winning Super Bowl 50.
That's the longest playoff drought for a team after a Super Bowl win in NFL history, per @EliasSports.
A streak they are now better positioned to put an end to after trading for Russell Wilson.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 9, 2022
Yates tweeted, “The Broncos have missed the playoffs six straight years after winning Super Bowl 50. That’s the longest playoff drought for a team after a Super Bowl win in NFL history, per @EliasSports. A streak they are now better positioned to put an end to after trading for Russell Wilson.”
The Broncos believe that they are one great quarterback away from becoming postseason contenders.
However, it looked like the playoff drought will continue when they missed out on reigning Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers.
Instead, Wilson’s arrival will spark hope that the Broncos will finally return to the playoffs.
A Talented Roster On Both Sides Of The Ball
It’s scary to imagine what Wilson can do with his targets on the Denver offense.
Javonte Williams can maintain the variety of their attack with some big runs.
But with Wilson under center, anything less than a postseason run will be a disappointment.