Broncos Russell Wilson Congratulations!  You just topped the Rockies for the worst deal in Colorado sports history.

Broncos Russell Wilson Congratulations! You just topped the Rockies for the worst deal in Colorado sports history.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson yells to the crowd before the first pitch before the first inning of the Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field, Friday, April 8, 2022.

The blondes are cooked.

Dick Montfort should send the Broncos a thank you card. Hell, throw in another $51 million check while you’re at it.

Because Greg Penner and George Payton somehow got the Rockies, the dumbest franchise in town, off the hook.

The blondes are cooked.

The worst trade in Colorado sports history is now official. And wears orange and blue.

After 12 shutouts and 11 wins, the Broncos announced Monday what everyone knew was coming since Sean Payton flipped his visor in Detroit.

They cut quarterback Russell Wilson in the 2024 league opener next week, roughly 24 months after acquiring him from Seattle for (deep breath): 2022 first-round pick 2022 second-round pick fifth-round pick for 2022 , 2023 first-round pick, 2023 second-round pick, tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Shelby Harris and quarterback Drew Lock.

Peyton staked the farm.

Pete Carroll laughed all the way to the bank.

The blondes are cooked.

Montfort has to do backflips. The Rockies’ CEO appeared to have the title of “worst deal” locked up for good in 2021 when he dealt third baseman Nolan Arenado, the Mike Schmidt of his generation, along with $51 million to the Stinking Cardinals for Larry, Moe, Curley, Shemp and Joe Besser.

Nolan has averaged 30 homers and 100 RBI in the three seasons since. The Rox have an average of 95 losses.

Great bar, this. Still, the Broncos cleaned it up, even somehow managing to hit their head on the down.

Peyton and Penner sold you hope. They (allegedly) knew what they were doing. The Rockies had no clue. Don’t do it yet.

Arenado cost Montfort $51 million and a generation of shame. Wilson’s divorce will cost the Broncos $85 million, including $39 million in salary for next season. No. 3 got five-year, $242.5 million extension from Penner and Paton, $161 million of it guaranteed … and was out before that even kicked.

The blondes are cooked.

Peyton had to know that, of course. He should have known that Big Russ was allergic to throws between bars. He should have known that No. 3 was a lost cause in the red zone if Plan A — who became Cortland Sutton in 2023 — was covered. He should have known the 5-foot-11 quarterback, who relied on his athleticism, had put on weight and lost a step.

Or three.

He should have known that bringing in Russ meant bringing in a personal coaching staff, a personal social media team, a personal security team, a personal chef, a personal massage therapist, a personal everything. He should have known that Wilson, 33, had ceased to be worth the baggage by the time the Cards ran away from Montfort.

The blondes are cooked.

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