Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: March 9, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Yesterday was the day were NFL teams have to use their franchise tags on players they’d like to keep instead of allowing them to go into free agency. Now, there were some players where some players who received the franchise tag from their teams, but that was overshadowed by major news involving two of the leagues top quarterbacks.

Yesterday started with Aaron Rodgers finally announcing a decision on what he’d be doing next season and it looks like Rodgers will be finishing his career in a Green Bay Packers uniform. It was announced yesterday that Rodgers and the Packers have agreed to a 4-year $200 million dollar contract with $153 million dollars of that deal being guaranteed.

To be fair this deal has just been agreed upon so, nothing becomes official until Rodgers actually signs it so you never know what could happen between now and then like Rodgers changing his mind.

It looks as though this will be Rodgers last contract as he’ll be 42 years old by the end of it. Now Rodgers has talked about playing until he’s 45 years old, but with all the talk of him possibly retiring after this past season and last you have to wonder if he’ll be interested in playing after this contract expires.

So, after pretty much two years of Rodgers drama finally wrapped up there was another surprise involving a top tier quarterback.

If you remember last off season Russell Wilson’s agent presented the Seattle Seahawks with a list of teams that Wilson would waive the no trade clause in his contract if Seattle could work out a deal with one of them. Well, yesterday the Seahawks worked out a deal to trade Wilson to the Denver Broncos which Wilson has agreed to and he just needs to pass a physical to make the deal official.

The Broncos have had 11 different starting quarterbacks since Peyton Manning retired, so to get Wilson they traded two 1st round picks, two 2nd round picks, a 5th round pick along with Quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris. Denver will also receive a 4th round pick along with Wilson.

Wilson had spent his entire 10-year career with the Seahawks after Seattle selected him in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL draft. Wilson started every game for Seattle since he was drafted with the exception of the two, he missed this season due to injury.

Wilson helped lead the Seahawks to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. The Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2014 oddly enough beating the Denver Broncos 43-8. The Seahawks went back the next season but lost the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots 28-24.

We won’t know how his trade works out on the Seattle end until we see how those draft picks turn out or what they do with them. There was some talk yesterday that Seattle might try to package a couple of those draft picks to move up to the top part of this year upcoming draft. As we wait on that end of the trade on the Broncos side, they get the quarterback they’ve been looking for and with their defense a lot of the media thinks they’re now a playoff team. Of course, Denver plays in the AFC West which may now not only be the toughest division in the NFL but may also have the best group of starting quarterbacks in the league.

It seems as though Denver gave up a lot to get Wilson, but the Broncos have a couple of young wide receivers for Wilson to throw to in Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. Wilson should also be helped out by Denver’s duo of running backs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams both of whom rushed for over 900 yards last season. The Broncos should also be helped out by playing a last place schedule this upcoming season.

Let me know what you of this deal. Did Denver give up too much for Wilson? Or do you think it was the missing piece for them?

It appears as though the Seahawks may be going into a rebuild as this morning it was reported that the Seahawks plan to release linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Wagner just like Wilson has spent his entire 10-year career with the Seahawks. Wagner was actually selected one round ahead of Wilson by Seattle in the 2012 draft.

Wagner is one of the best tacklers in football and was the second leading tackler for Seattle last season with 93 solo tackles.

Wagner should be a pretty popular free agent once he’s officially released by the Seahawks as long as he wants to continue to play. If Wagner wants to continue his NFL playing career will have to wait and see, where he ends up next season, but my guess is it will be with a Super Bowl contender.

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Comments
  1. I think Seattle will turn out to have made a great move eventually. We’ll see if Wilson can carry Denver to the next level.
    Actually, I’m a little surprised that Rodgers opted to remain with the Packers.

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