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Russell Wilson Trade: Contract & Salary Cap Breakdown

After nine Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl title, a blockbuster deal sends Seattle’s longtime face of the franchise to Mile High. Let’s go deep on the financial details of this week’s Russell Wilson trade.

We entered the week wondering if Aaron Rodgers’ days in Green Bay were done. But before we had a chance to hear about AR12’s big decision, it was a different future Hall of Fame quarterback who left the only NFL home he’s ever known: The Seattle Seahawks traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos after a decade-long run that included a Super Bowl XLVIII championship.

Denver reportedly parts with a bevy of draft picks, including their next two first-rounders, and a trio of players highlighted by tight end Noah Fant. But most importantly, what are the money implications for both teams going forward, as well as for the superstar quarterback himself?

Let’s dive into the details of Tuesday’s Russell Wilson trade.

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Russell Wilson Contract Details & Salary

All dollar figures via Spotrac.

Length: 4 years
Total value: $140,000,000
Average annual value: $35,000,000
Guaranteed money: $107,000,000
Free agency: 2024

2022 salary: $24,000,000
2022 salary cap hit: $24,000,000 (assumed by Broncos)
2022 dead cap: $26,000,000 (assumed by Seahawks)

2023 salary (non-guaranteed): $27,000,000

Carson Wentz Trade Salary Cap Impact

As of March 8, 2022.

Seattle Seahawks

2022 salary cap space: $51,365,749
Active contracts: $126,756,656
Dead money: $40,633,390
Total salary cap usage: $167,390,046

Denver Broncos

2022 salary cap space: $26,005,043
Active contracts: $178,551,665
Dead money: $14,925,636
Total salary cap usage: $193,477,301

Seahawks-Broncos Russell Wilson Trade Details

Denver Broncos get:

  • QB Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks get:

  • TE Noah Fant
  • EDGE Shelby Harris
  • QB Drew Lock
  • 2022 first-round pick (No. 9 overall)
  • 2023 first-round pick
  • 2022 second-round pick (No. 40 overall)
  • 2023 second-round pick
  • 2022 fifth-round pick
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