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The Broncos are getting New York Jets QB Zach Wilson in exchange for draft picks, sources say

DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 8: Denver Broncos defensive end Zach Allen (99), center, fights to get to New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson (2) in the first half on October 8, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Broncos took on the New York Jets at Empower Field at Mile High during week 5 of the NFL season. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

The Broncos are trading for New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson in a swap of late-round NFL draft picks, sources confirmed Monday to The Post.

It’s draft week and the Broncos have a new quarterback.

Just, not from the draft. At least not yet.

Denver is getting Zach Wilson, the No. 2 pick in the 2021 draft, from the New York Jets in exchange for late-round draft picks, sources confirmed Monday to The Post.

Wilson has had a tough time since being chosen early in the 2021 draft, with a 12-21 record as a starter and stats of 6,293 yards, 23 touchdowns and 25 interceptions on 57% completions during his time in New York.

The Broncos have been looking for a quarterback all offseason and now acquire one just before picking No. 12 overall in the 2024 NFL draft.

Denver is receiving Wilson and a seventh-round pick (No. 256) from the Jets in exchange for a sixth-round pick (No. 203). New York is also likely paying some of the money Wilson is due this year, which totals $5.5 million. Wilson is set to earn $1.055 million in base salary and has a $4.4 million roster bonus. The Jets did not pick up his fifth-year option, so he will become a free agent after the 2024 season.

Wilson struggled right from the start after being picked second overall in the 2021 draft. Last year, he was expected to take a step back, watch and learn from Aaron Rodgers, but Rodgers got injured and Wilson had to play instead.

He started nine games but was benched, then returned to start in Weeks 13 and 14. He ended the season with 2,271 yards and eight touchdowns against seven interceptions.

This story will be updated.

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