Seattle Seahawks To Trade Russell Wilson To Denver Broncos; Releases Bobby Wagner

According to Adam Schefter, Russell Wilson now will become the first quarterback to start for a team that he beat in the Super Bowl, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Specific picks Denver is trading to Seattle in exchange for Russell Wilson:

Denver’s 2022 first-round pick (No. 9)
Denver’s own 2022 second-round pick (No. 40)
Denver’s 2023 first- and second-round picks.
Denver’s 2022 fifth-round round pick for Seattle’s 2022 fourth-round pick

Russell Wilson now has signed his no-trade provision and passed his Broncos’ physical, per sources. It’s official on his end.

The other players involved in the trade still have to pass their physicals. But the teams now will start the process to confirm the trade with the NFL.

In other news,

Seahawks informed eight-time All-Pro and Pro-Bowl LB Bobby Wagner, a franchise icon, that they are releasing him, per source.

Wagner arrived in Seattle on the same 2012 day as Russell Wilson and now leaves the same day, too. End of an era in Seattle.

Seattle saves $16.6 million against its cap by releasing perennial All-Pro LB Bobby Wagner; he will be allowed to sign with another team before free agency begins next week.

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