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Jets trade Zach Wilson to Broncos

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The New York Jets traded Zach Wilson to the Broncos in a deal that includes a late-round pick swap, Denver announced Tuesday.

Denver will receive Wilson and a 2024 seventh-round pick (No. 256) in exchange for its sixth-rounder (No. 207), according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Broncos and Jets are expected to evenly split Wilson's $5.5-million guaranteed training camp roster bonus, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Wilson was permitted to seek a trade earlier this offseason. The deal marks the end of a turbulent three-year run in New York for the former No. 2 pick.

The BYU product struggled to develop over his first two NFL seasons, which led the Jets to acquire Aaron Rodgers before the 2023 campaign. However, a season-ending injury to Rodgers in Week 1 inserted Wilson back in the starting lineup, though he was later benched down the stretch for Tim Boyle.

Wilson ends his Jets tenure with a 12-21 record, a 57% completion rate, 23 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions.

He comes to a Broncos quarterback room that also includes Jarrett Stidham and Ben DiNucci.

Broncos coach Sean Payton is on the lookout for a new top quarterback after the club parted ways with veteran Russell Wilson earlier this offseason following two disappointing seasons.

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