The doubt that Russell Wilson plays another season for the Seattle Seahawks continues to grow.
Rumors continue to swirl that Wilson may be lining up under center next season for a different team that isn’t the Seattle Seahawks. A report came out that Wilson would approve a trade and waive his no-trade clause for the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos and New York Giants.
The Broncos have the picks and Teddy Bridgewater is only a short-term solution, especially since the franchise seems to be moving away from Drew Lock. Since Seattle doesn’t have a first-round pick right now, getting Denver’s pick, currently at 14th overall, would be good for them.
The Saints of course, make sense. Jameis Winston is okay, but he’s also out for the season. Wilson is also better than him too. Wilson is also better than Taysom Hill, who is nothing more than a gadget player and not a franchise quarterback. Like Denver, New Orleans has the 11th overall pick currently and that would be a starting point in a trade and be beneficial to Seattle.
That leaves the Giants, who are in a flux. They will have a new general manager in 2022. Will that general manager want Daniel Jones as their starter? If not, then that’s where a move for Wilson could be made. The Giants have two first round picks and could use one in a deal for Wilson. It would also be a selling point if the Giants fixed the offensive line, especially since that’s the issue in Seattle for Wilson too.
All three teams make sense for Wilson for 2022. It’s a matter of what team is willing to pony up the most to make them an instantly better team.
On paper, the Saints likely are the favorites for Wilson, especially with Sean Payton as the head coach who can optimize all of his talents ina quarterback friendly environment. After them, it’s the Giants with Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney to play alongside with. Denver would have to do the most convincing to sell Wilson on Denver, but that’s what John Elway good at.
Let the race for Wilson’s services begin.