Future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson is on his way to the Denver Broncos, following a massive, blockbuster trade. Afterwards, the Seahawks brass opened up as to why they did not accept the very hefty offer from the Washington Commanders, as The Athletic's Ben Standig noted.

Apparently, Washington never had a chance simply because they are also in the NFC. This is common, as team's do not want the elite player they trade away to be playing and beating them on a regular basis. The Commanders reportedly offered three first round picks, and even asked Seattle if they wanted any players in the trade. The Seahawks did not provide a counter offer.

Knowing that they never had a chance, no wonder Seattle never returned their calls. Instead, the Seahawks landed an even better package for Wilson from the Broncos. The Seahawks will receive two first round picks, two second round picks, a fifth round pick, quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant and defensive lineman Shelby Harris.

Normally, when a player the caliber of the former Seahawks great goes somewhere, that team will be very good and make those picks late picks in each round. After all, the Broncos odds improved greatly to winning Super Bowl LVII. But that is not far from a lock. Denver still has to contend with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and Justin Herbert and the Los Angles Chargers. That's easily two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL.

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Don't forget, the Las Vegas Raiders also made the postseason last year with Derek Carr. So, it's possibly that even with Wilson, the Broncos could finish last in the AFC West. That would make those picks that much more enticing. Meanwhile, Seattle is in good position to build for the future.