Russell Wilson trade rumors bring a Giants twist



The Russell Wilson rumors are heating up again. And this time, the Giants are being named as a potential suitor.

Jordan Schultz, a podcast host on Kevin Durant’s Boardroom platform, reported on Twitter Wednesday that the Seattle Seahawk quarterback would strongly consider waiving his no-trade clause for three teams, including the Giants.

Rumors had been quieted with an NFL Network report on Sunday that the Seahawks were still committed to Wilson as their long-term quarterback, but as long as the Seahawks continue to struggle, and as long as their offensive line continues to leave Wilson exposed, it’s hard to imagine the rumors will be left alone.

Last February, Wilson gave answers that were noncommittal at best about whether he would remain a Seahawk, and criticized the team’s failure to build an offensive line that could protect him. This season, the issues haven’t gotten much better. Seattle is the only NFC West team below .500 and has given up 39 sacks, good for 30th in the league.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass
The Russell Wilson trade rumors are surfacing once again.
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Wilson would be a quick fix to the Giants’ quarterback situation, but the team may want to continue to see what it has in Daniel Jones, or move on to a cheaper, younger option via the NFL draft instead. Wilson would be costly, both in terms of dollars and assets, and at 33, his timeline may not match up with that of the struggling Giants. He signed a four-year, $140 million contract extension with Seattle in 2019.

The other two teams Wilson may want to go, according to Schultz, are the Broncos and Saints. He’ll next take the field for the Seahawks on Sunday at Houston.


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