The Seattle Seahawks 2021 season continues to crumble as they fell to 3-7 after a loss to the Arizona Cardinals team that did not have QB Kyler Murray or WR Deandre Hopkins. With every loss, it seems to signal the end of an era. After dedicating 10 seasons to the franchise, Russell Wilson could be playing elsewhere in 2022. One team could emerge as the perfect landing spot for the 7-time Pro Bowl quarterback: the New York Giants.
The Seattle Seahawks are not a good football team. Star WR DK Metcalf is losing his cool on the field of play while Pete Carroll is storming out of press conferences. Russell Wilson has not been good since returning from injury. He completed 20 of 40 passes against the Green Bay Packers, but only tossed fofr 161 yards and two interceptions. The Seahawks failed to score a single point. The following game against the Cardinals, Wilson was 14 of 26 for 207 yards for zero touchdowns. He has also been sacked 7 times since being back.
CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones reported that the Seahawks have a plan if they are forced to trade Russell Wilson.
“Zero doubt [general managers] John Schneider has a plan [for when Wilson leaves],” a league source told CBS Sports. “The QBs (or lack thereof) in this draft makes things tricky. NYG [Giants] makes sense with 2 top 10s.”
Last season, Wilson’s agent leaked a list of four teams (Saints, Jets, Cowboys and Raiders) that the quarterback would waive his no-trade clause to allow a deal. As you can see, the Giants were not on that team.
“The Giants have arguably the best trade package available,” Jones detailed. “Following Week 11, the Giants stood to have the fifth overall pick in April’s draft plus the No. 7 pick by virtue of the Chicago trade that netted the Bears Justin Fields. Only the Jets have two top 10 picks this year, and they just got their franchise QB in Zach Wilson a few months ago.
“Two first-rounders alone wouldn’t get it done, but it’s a necessary start. New York would have to throw in a 2023 first-rounder and some other items (players and/or picks) to make this work.”
Sending Daniel Jones back would likely not entice the Seahawks to make that deal, so the Gaints would have to offer high draft picks.
Wilson has far exceeded expectations in a Seahawks uniform. He’s amassed 35,510 passing yards, 4,608 rushing yards, and 299 total touchdowns in 151 games. He led Seattle to its first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
All good things eventually come to an end and a change of scenery would be good for him going forward.