“Things change,” Carroll said Tuesday. “There was a long period in there working it. I didn’t have the intention of going crazy, but we looked at the opportunity. Once we got a good look at it, there was reason. We got a really good deal, so we went ahead and made it. It took a long time to get to that, though. We had a long process where I didn’t think we would do it. It was such a complicated trade to make.”
Broncos G.M. George Paton has said it was a month of negotiations between the sides, and a source told PFT the Seahawks initiated the contact.
So the Broncos finally have their franchise quarterback (and a 2022 fourth-round choice), and the Seahawks have quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive lineman Shelby Harris, two first-round picks (2022 — No. 9 overall — and 2023), two second-round picks (2022 — No. 40 overall — and 2023) and a 2022 fifth-round selection.