New York Giants: Russell Wilson quickly shoots down rumors about trade

Will the New York Giants pursue a potential trade for Russell Wilson?
Nov 26, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The rumors about the New York Giants being willing to trade for Russell Wilson will probably persist, but they’ve taken a major blow for now. That’s because the Seahawks quarterback himself has come out to deny the claims about being willing to waive his no-trade clause for one of three teams. The Giants, of course, were rumored by some to be one of those teams.

“That’s not in my head right now at all,” Wilson told reporters on Friday. “I didn’t say that… I’m focused on what we’re doing here. Obviously, I love Seattle.”

Those aren’t the words the Giants want to hear if they are hoping to make a move for Wilson. Of course, there will certainly be a counter-narrative that Wilson is just saying what he has to say. Right now, he’s with the Seahawks and it would be unwise to stir the pot during the middle of the season.

Furthermore, the trade rumors were weak to begin with. The Giants are in a terrible salary cap position going into next season, even if the Seahawks would accept a trade. They simply lack the room to add a premier quarterback as things stand right now.

It’s also debatable how much Wilson would want to come to New York. Their current O-line play, after all, has left Daniel Jones out for an undetermined amount of time with a neck injury. At 33 years old, it doesn’t seem like Wilson will have much desire to stick around for a rebuild at the position group.

All in all, the Wilson to New York speculation isn’t all the way dead yet. However, from what can be observed right now, it will take some further developments before it looks anything like a likely scenario.