The Denver Broncos filled their biggest need of the offseason when they completed a blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Denver acquired star quarterback Russell Wilson, giving them their best option under center since Peyton Manning was running the offense.
With Wilson in the fold, the Broncos should contend right away for the Super Bowl. There is a lot of talent on the Broncos’ offense and all of their projections will be elevated with Wilson leading the team.
But, could the Broncos make another big move with the Seahawks down the line? One NFL analyst believes so. When making an appearance on Get Up on ESPN, former linebacker Rob Ninkovich floated the idea of Denver acquiring D.K. Metcalf from the Seahawks to reunite him and Wilson.
When the Broncos were a potential landing spot for Aaron Rodgers before he signed an extension with the Green Bay Packers, it was rumored that he could be a package deal with Davante Adams. This would be in a similar vein, but with Wilson already acquired, Metcalf would have to be in a separate deal.
It would seem unnecessary for the Broncos to try and make a deal for Metcalf given the talent they already have in their wide receiver room. Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler are an excellent quartet of wide receivers for Wilson to work with.
They would have to part with at least one of them, likely Jeudy, in any deal for Metcalf. Even more draft capital would be required as well, as Seattle isn’t just going to give away their star receiver. In fact, they have reportedly already turned down some overtures of teams calling about his availability.
Ultimately, it is very unlikely that Denver would make a deal for Metcalf as there are more pressing needs on the roster. While it would be great to see Metcalf catching passes from Wilson again, it doesn’t seem like a feasible outcome.