Russell Wilson’s time in Seattle is all but over following a ten-year run in which he elevetaed the franchise to unprecedented success and popularity. Those things include two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, eight playoff appearances and a 9-7 postseason record.
But this year the team has struggled and will finish with a losing record for the first time in his career. A postseason without seeing Russ cook is an unfamiliar sight to this generation of NFL fans. It signifies the winds of change.
Go Hawks Baby!!! pic.twitter.com/te3HaPWfS6
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) December 12, 2021
The Seahawks’ failures have done nothing to dispel the notion that Russ will agree to remove his no-trade clause in order to continue his budding Hall of Fame career elsewhere. Philosophical differences and a shoddy roster — both front office issues — have pretty much put an end to one of the greatest stories in NFL history.
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) December 23, 2021
On ESPN’s “Get Up!”, former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum said he believes Wilson would flourish in the Big Apple playing for the New York Giants.
“Can you imagine Russell Wilson in the Big Apple? The Giants have better young skill players in Evan Engram, Saquon Barkley and Kadarius Toney,” Tannenbaum gushed.
Wilson To NY Would Shakeup The NFC: Giants Become Formidable
It’s been rumored for months that RW3 would consider waiving his no-trade clause to join the Giants.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) December 8, 2021
Wilson would resurrect a once proud franchise in the toughest media market in the country. The Giants have gone 22-58 since a wildcard playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers at the end of the 2016 season.
The Giants are now a NFL worst 22-58 since this picture was taken pic.twitter.com/mrtGnKq79t
— Barstool Sportsbook (@BSSportsbook) December 26, 2021
The G-Men Have Some Talented Weaponry On The Offensive Side Of The Football
Part of the problem with the Seahawks is they don’t have a lot of offensive help surrounding Wilson. After receivers Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf, the cupbpard is bare. That and a very below average offensive line is not a recipe conducive to retaining a QB of Wilson’s caliber. They also haven’t had a real identity at tailback since Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch was running wild in the Pacific Northwest.
The Giants have much more on that side of the football in running back Saquon Barkley, who may not be the generational talent many once believed he was, but is still damn good. Tight end Evan Engram is talented, but needs more consistency and confidence. Receivers Kadarius Toney, Darius Slayton and Kenny Galladay have explosive potential that an accurate and fearless passer such as Wilson can bring to the forefront.
NFC East Still Not Among Best
As evidenced by the Dallas Cowboys’ cakewalk though the conference that’s full of playoff pretenders and parity, the Giants would become immediate contenders for the division if Wilson was added to the mix. They would arguably have the best quarterback in the conference. Wilson could have great success with a burgeoning Giants team for the next half decade.
Wilson Is Married To R&B Star Ciara: NY Is For Stars
Wilson’s life is that of a mega celebrity, and even if he’s still humble and reserved, his life says different. With Ciara being a singer/model one would have to believe she’d leap at the opportunity to get out of Seattle. There’s much more going on in her line of work in “The City That Never Sleeps” over a place nicknamed “Rain City.”
In 2011, Carmelo Anthony left Denver for New York City, and many believe his then wife La La Anthony played a huge role in that move. She’s best friends with Ciara, and although La La and Melo are now divorced, she still resides in NYC.
It’s a win-win for Russell and the Giants if it does happen.
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