However, none of them could lead the talented squad into the playoffs.
With Wilson on board, they are expecting a more powerful offense given his championship experience.
The Broncos hope that the veteran quarterback will help the team’s offense reach its full potential.
If that happens, the rest of the league should be warned because they are capable of dominating.
But trading for Wilson didn’t come cheap because the Broncos gave away a haul of picks and players.
Denver traded their first, third, and fifth-round picks in the 2022 draft, plus their first and second-round selections in 2023.
That trade meant that Denver didn’t have a pick until the 64th overall selection in this year’s draft.
To entertain them while waiting, Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov shared what the Broncos did when the Seahawks were on the clock.
"Pretty good pick." 🤣
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— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 6, 2022
Instead of making a pick, the Broncos front office played Wilson highlights instead.
To which they reacted, “pretty good pick.”
Drafting A Need A Year Too Late
Meanwhile, the Seahawks used the selection Denver gave them to draft offensive tackle Charles Cross.
Wilson had been demanding to the Seattle front office that improving the offensive line is a must.
It became a glaring need after the Los Angeles Rams dominated Wilson’s protection to defeat the Seahawks during their 2020 Wild Card encounter.
With Wilson gone, the Seahawks finally decided to draft an offensive tackle.
Cross could still protect whoever the team’s starter will be.
However, the impact might not be the same compared to when Wilson was there.