AP sources: Seahawks agree to trade Russell Wilson to Denver

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FILE -Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos for a massive haul of draft picks and players, two people familiar with the negotiations confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the blockbuster trade, which is pending Wilson passing a physical, can’t become official until the start of the new league year on March 16. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press that the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade star quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a package of draft picks and players.

Wilson is a nine-time Pro Bowler who had just one losing season in Seattle. That was last year when he fractured the middle finger of his throwing hand.

Denver was seen as the front-runner for Aaron Rodgers before the two-time reigning MVP agreed Tuesday to stay in Green Bay, presumably as the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade can not become official until March 16.

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