The Green Bay Packers face quarterback Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos this week on the road and this is Wilson’s second season with the Broncos. He has been better this season with Denver than last season, but it appears as if he may not be a part of Denver’s plans past the 2023 season.
His future feels “unclear,” according to The Athletic’s Diana Russini. Russini wrote:
“It’s unclear whether Payton will stick with Russell Wilson at quarterback this past season. If the Broncos decide to move on from him, Wilson has another $37 million that becomes fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2024 league year in March. I would be surprised if Wilson is part of the Broncos’ future.”
With the Denver Broncos 1-5 on the season, they are going to be massive sellers at the NFL trade deadline. They are on a potential track to land a top-five pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Head coach Sean Payton may want his own quarterback for the future, whether that is Caleb Williams of USC, Drake Maye of North Carolina, Michael Penix Jr. of Washington, Quinn Ewers of Texas, or JJ McCarthy of Michigan.
Russell Wilson has a tricky contract situation, according to Spotrac. It would be a hard contract to trade, but it would be a massive win for them if they were able to move off of him after the 2023 season. Wilson is 34 years old, and he was traded from the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason of 2022. This has not gone as planned for the franchise after missing the playoffs a season ago as well.
Green Bay Packers Could Get Russell Wilson Via Trade This Offseason, But They Need to Beat Him This Weekend
The first thing that the Packers need to worry about is beating Wilson and the Denver Broncos this weekend before anything else. Green Bay is in must-win territory to salvage their season for at least a potential wild-card spot in the NFC.
The Green Bay Packers defense played well against the Las Vegas Raiders despite losing 17-13 back on Monday, October 9, and they will need to do it again this week. Green Bay will need to make Russell Wilson just as bad as he did this past Thursday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, if Wilson does get shopped this offseason, could Green Bay be one of the teams that inquire about him? It wouldn’t make much sense at all because Jordan Love is a better option at this time, even if he struggles because he is 24 years old. Also, Green Bay would rather draft a replacement for Love if he continued to struggle rather than take on a bad Russell Wilson contract, and he seems to be past his NFL prime.