The Washington Commanders would’ve loved to have either Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson, but one is staying home while another is headed to Denver.
The Washington Commanders are keen on making their debut NFL season under the new moniker a memorable one. With their current state of quarterbacking, such a feat is less than likely to happen, especially after they struck out this week.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Washington reached out to Seattle following months of rumors that Wilson wants out over frustration with the personnel.
The offer was declined.
According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, we now know what they were offering.
“Washington offered high picks in the next three drafts to the Seahawks for QB Russell Wilson, per sources,” Breer tweeted on Tuesday. “But it became apparent to the Commanders that Seattle preferred to trade him out of the NFC. So Washington’s QB hunt continues.”
In return for Wilson, the Broncos sent quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Shelby Harris, two first-round picks, two second-round picks and a fifth round pick to Seattle. Denver will get Wilson and a fourth-round pick in return.
Washington currently relies on Taylor Heinicke as their quarterback.
Wilson has been with the Seahawks since he was drafted by them in the third round of the 2012 Draft. In Seattle, the quarterback led a storied career, including a 43–8 win over the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.