• Russell Wilson has been acquired by the Denver Broncos through a massive trade
  • The Broncos have ended their search for a quality quarterback
  • Wilson's arrival positions the Broncos as Super Bowl contenders next season

Russell Wilson is headed to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a massive haul of assets.

The Broncos have agreed to a deal with the Seattle Seahawks that will send the Super Bowl XLVIII champion, giving Denver the quarterback they have been after since the retirement of Peyton Manning, ESPN reported.

The Seattle Seahawks will get Drew Lock, Noah Fant, Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks, and a 2022 fifth-round pick from the Denver Broncos.

Aside from Wilson, Denver also sent their 2022 fourth-round selection.

The deal was made possible after the 33-year-old waived his no-trade clause.

In his 10-season run with the Seahawks, Wilson was selected nine times to the Pro Bowl and steered the team to the Super Bowl title.

Moreover, he holds the distinction of being the only NFL quarterback to amass more wins in that span.

The Seahawks were listening to offers for the 33-year-old quarterback, getting calls from multiple teams.

Per sources, there were at least 12 NFL teams who looked into possibly acquiring Wilson.

Sensing it and wanting to be with a team that had a winning program in place, Wilson knew he had to move on.

Denver stood out as the team that made sense, a franchise that had plenty of offensive talent backed with tough defense.

Wilson was set to count $37 million against Seattle's salary cap this coming season. His trade will save the Seahawks $11 million in their 2022 cap space.

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Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks jogs off the field on Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. Steph Chambers/Getty Images