After 10 years in Seattle, Wilson was traded to the Broncos in the offseason. The move brings uncertainty to what has been a steady career for Wilson. He'll have a new head coach for the first time in his career and a whole new set of pass catchers. The upside comes from the possibility that Nathanial Hackett may let Russ cook, as Seattle fans have been wanting for years. It's also possible that Denver's set of weapons is the deepest Wilson has ever played with. But there's no DK Metcalf on this roster and there's no one with the track record of Tyler Lockett. Also, Hackett didn't exactly call a pass-heavy scheme in Green Bay. Wilson is definitely still a top-10 quarterback and has as much upside as he ever has, maybe more, but he shouldn't be drafted before Round 7 due to the uncertainty and the depth of the position.
We’re chalking up Wilson’s relatively disappointing 2021 season to the right finger injury he suffered midway through the year. He was good both statistically and in Pro Football Focus grades before that injury and had shown no signs of decline the few years prior.
Wilson has a new offense to learn and new receivers to build chemistry with after the big trade to Denver. But he has a deep group of weapons and might find himself in the pass-heaviest offense of his career.
Wilson, now 33, doesn’t boast the rushing upside he once did. That caps his fantasy upside a bit. But we still like him as a rock-solid QB1 with a chance to finish among the top 8 at his position.
Wilson was traded to Denver after 10 seasons in Seattle. The move comes after a down fantasy year for Wilson, as a three-game injury absence ended a streak of eight straight top-10 fantasy campaigns. Wilson still played pretty well when active, though, finishing as a top-10 fantasy QB in 50% of his appearances (ninth highest). Wilson's rushing output was way down last season (career-low 43 carries and 183 yards), but he brings an aggressive game to Denver, having finished no lower than seventh in average depth of throw four of the last five seasons. Wilson is still in his prime at age 33 and he has a pretty good supporting cast led by Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Javonte Williams. He's a fine mid-range QB1 target.