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Could the Giants Have Their Eyes on Unhappy Seattle QB Russell Wilson?

The Giants have plenty of decisions to make about the teams’ future quarterback position, as Eli Manning isn’t getting any younger, and the team has to figure out what to do with the most important spot on the team.

How about Seattle QB Russell Wilson?

The Seahawks are in a bit of a tough situation with Wilson, who wants a new deal and has reportedly told the team that he wants it by the start of the the teams’ offseason program on April 15th.

So how do the Giants fit in? Could they possibly look into a deal for Wilson, and if so, what would they have to do in order to get it done?

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports threw out a possible deal that could include the Giants, Cardinals and Hawks making a trade with Wilson being the prize, and ending up with the Giants.
Here’s what CBS has to say about a possible deal – which he does say is a longshot, but at this point why not?

Arizona gets: New York Giants’ picks at 6, 17 and 37 overall
Giants get: Wilson
Seahawks get: 1st overall pick (could use on Kyler Murray) and conditional 2nd or 3rd (if Wilson goes to playoffs – third – or wins Super Bowl – second – in next 2 seasons)

It actually adds up.

In essence, Wilson gets dealt for three first round picks – which is fair value (guys like Jay Cutler went for two first-rounders) – but it’s split up over two teams. According to the ‘ol Jimmy Johnson draft value chart (which is hardly the Bible anymore but is a worthwhile reference point) – 6 + 17+ 37 = 3080 points, while 1st overall is worth 3000. That’s basically a wash between what Arizona gets and what the Giants give up and what the Seahawks get in return. Oh, and the Giants get one of the top three QBs in the world, who is committed to playing beyond age 40 and is still very much in his early prime having just turned 30 in November, landing smack in the biggest media market in the world to sell jerseys and luxury suites and all that stuff.

The Giants moved on from OBJ, who they thought was trouble, and get a squeaky clean QB who is good for about 10 wins all by himself and immediately makes them vibrant and viable again. Sure, they wouldn’t pick until the third round in this draft, but with Wilson and Saquon Barkley and a tweak here or there, the potential for a robust offense is abundant. Gotta give to get.

Seattle won a Super Bowl with an undersized, uber-athletic QB with a strong baseball background who was making peanuts at the time, just a few short years ago. Might they do it again? Arizona can go get a stud tight end and the top WR on their board and build around a young QB making peanuts whom they just traded up to take 10th overall less than a year ago (Josh Rosen).

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One Response to “Could the Giants Have Their Eyes on Unhappy Seattle QB Russell Wilson?”

  1. Pal88 says:

    The suggested trade is beyond ridiculous…

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