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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson willing to waive no-trade clause to approve deal to Giants, Broncos and Saints: Report

Written by Doug Rush

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson willing to waive no-trade clause to approve deal to Giants, Broncos and Saints: Report

The doubt that Russell Wilson plays another season for the Seattle Seahawks continues to grow.

Rumors continue to swirl that Wilson may be lining up under center next season for a different team that isn’t the Seattle Seahawks. A report came out that Wilson would approve a trade and waive his no-trade clause for the New Orleans Saints, Denver Broncos and New York Giants.

The Broncos have the picks and Teddy Bridgewater is only a short-term solution, especially since the franchise seems to be moving away from Drew Lock. Since Seattle doesn’t have a first-round pick right now, getting Denver’s pick, currently at 14th overall, would be good for them.

The Saints of course, make sense. Jameis Winston is okay, but he’s also out for the season. Wilson is also better than him too. Wilson is also better than Taysom Hill, who is nothing more than a gadget player and not a franchise quarterback. Like Denver, New Orleans has the 11th overall pick currently and that would be a starting point in a trade and be beneficial to Seattle.

That leaves the Giants, who are in a flux. They will have a new general manager in 2022. Will that general manager want Daniel Jones as their starter? If not, then that’s where a move for Wilson could be made. The Giants have two first round picks and could use one in a deal for Wilson. It would also be a selling point if the Giants fixed the offensive line, especially since that’s the issue in Seattle for Wilson too.

All three teams make sense for Wilson for 2022. It’s a matter of what team is willing to pony up the most to make them an instantly better team.

On paper, the Saints likely are the favorites for Wilson, especially with Sean Payton as the head coach who can optimize all of his talents ina quarterback friendly environment. After them, it’s the Giants with Saquon Barkley, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney to play alongside with. Denver would have to do the most convincing to sell Wilson on Denver, but that’s what John Elway good at.

Let the race for Wilson’s services begin.

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.