Just when fans thought the LA Chargers dodged a bullet when it was reported that Aaron Rodgers would stay in Green Bay, another blockbuster story stole the headlines. The Denver Broncos are trading for nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback, Russell Wilson.
There has been a concern for quite some time that the Broncos would make a splashy move for a star quarterback this offseason. Denver has a very talented roster that was simply lacking at the quarterback position and fans knew that John Elway would be aggressive to get his guy.
Elway got his guy in Wilson and now the Chargers have to have to play Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson a combined four times a year. Luckily, the Chargers have an elite quarterback of their own in Justin Herbert, but Wilson coming to the division only makes the road tougher.
And Charger fans seem to realize that.
Chargers Twitter reacts to the Denver Broncos blockbuster trade for Russell Wilson:
Bolt Beat contributor Ryan Daley did not even have any words to say. He had to express his feelings in GIF form.
Other fans are feeling the same pain as they responded to Chargers fan of the year, Jen Mills.
However, some fans still have hope in the Chargers and are not intimidated by Wilson coming to the AFC West. While the idea of playing Mahomes and Wilson four times a year is not fun, Wilson now has to deal with the fact that he has to play Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes four times a year.
Some fans also pointed out the fact that Wilson is not good later in the season, which has been the trend over the last two years.
At the end of the day, there is no denying that the Chargers' road to winning the AFC West just got harder. Even if Wilson is past his prime he is still going to be better for the Broncos than Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock and it is not even close.
However, with Wilson really struggling over the last season in a half in Seattle, despite having two elite pass-catching weapons, this may not be all that bad for the Bolts in the upcoming seasons. It certainly still is not as bad as the team having to play Aaron Rodgers twice a year.