9. Russell Wilson, Broncos (cap casualty/trade)
I think we have to touch on this one because it's been mentioned by a variety of folks that the Denver Broncos could try to get out of Russell Wilson's contract after the 2023 season depending on how the chips fall the rest of the way.
Some of the numbers Wilson has been putting up this season are incredible. For instance, he's the only QB in the NFL right now with 15 or more touchdown passes and four or fewer interceptions (16 and 4). Wilson has completed over 66 percent of his passes, has the highest TD percentage in the NFL, and his QB rating of 101.7 is fourth-best in the entire league.
With that being said, when you watch the Broncos play, you can tell that Russell Wilson is being "held back" in a way. He's not out there slinging the rock 40 times per game, which has never really been his strength anyway. As the Broncos have improved in the month of October, Wilson has done his part by limiting turnovers and maximizing red zone opportunities.
At this point, things may not be trending as much toward the Broncos parting ways with him after the season as they were three weeks ago, but the possibility still exists and I think Wilson would have a strong market of teams looking at a 1-2 year pact as a high-level bridge quarterback.