NFL Rumors: Could Russell Wilson have eyes on the New York Giants in 2022?

Written by Doug Rush

NFL Rumors: Could Russell Wilson have eyes on the New York Giants in 2022?

People around the NFL think that Russell Wilson could be playing his last days with the Seattle Seahawks and he may look to another team in 2022.

Some have looked at the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Washington Football Team, Carolina Panthers and the Miami Dolphins as options.

But here’s one that makes everything interesting; the New York Giants.

Granted, we don’t know who the general manager will be after Dave Gettleman, who is expected to retire after the 2021 season. But that might play well into the Wilson chase.

The next GM may not be inclined to want to go with Daniel Jones, which is their right. So if the next GM wants their own guy, it’s either the draft or free agency/trade.

The draft doesn’t have much to offer in 2022, so if the Giants next GM is looking at a veteran, Wilson fits.

Before the Giants ever convince Wilson, who really, would get the okay from his celebrity wife, Ciara, who we all know would definitely okay a trade to the Giants and it’s been reported that Ciara wants her husband to play in New York, the offensive line MUST be fixed.

The Giants have two first rounders, which many have mocked Kenyon Green from Texas A&M and Tyler Linderbaum from Iowa, and those would be two solid additions to a Giants offensive line that has been bad, like the one Wilson is dealing with.

With Shane Lemieux and Nick Gates coming back next year from injuries, the Giants are looking at the right side of the line to replace Will Hernandez and Nate Solder.

The Giants have former first rounder Isaiah Wilson on their practice squad. Can he be an option? Maybe.

Once the Giants offensive line is settled, then the rest of the offense is an easier sell; Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney as options for Wilson are something he’s never had in Seattle.

If the next Giants GM doesn’t want to keep Jones around, then Wilson needs a hard look at, and to be sold on coming 3,000 miles back East.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.