Broncos acquire Zach Wilson via pick swap trade with Jets

The Athletic's Dianna Russini reports that the Denver Broncos are trading for former New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson.

What It Means:

The deal reportedly involves Wilson and a seventh round pick going to Denver in return for a sixth round pick. The Broncos have one of the emptiest quarterback rooms around as the NFL Draft approaches, so the move makes some sense as a fall-back option for a team without easy access to a quarterback via the draft. Wilson has a non-zero chance of becoming a starter while competing against Jarrett Stidham and Ben DiNucci.

Wilson entered the league as the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but struggled to adapt to the NFL's rigorous competition. He averaged a 5.7% adjusted yards per attempt with a 10.2% sack rate while with the Jets and will finish his tenure there with more interceptions (25) than touchdowns (23). Perhaps the former top prospect could benefit from a change of scenery, as well as from coaching under Sean Payton.