Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson addresses rumors of a trade to the New York Giants on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
Over the past few weeks, there have been rumors about Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson possibly being traded to the New York Giants. This hypothetical was introduced by Colin Cowherd of Fox Sports back in February.
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Since the Giants traded star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last Tuesday, I wrote another hypothetical that the Giants could actually trade for Wilson. The trade would include the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft along with safety Jabrill Peppers for Wilson. However, that doesn’t seem like it would happen now that the Giants have paid quarterback Eli Manning his $5 million roster bonus for the 2019 season.
Now Wilson is addressing the rumors himself.
Last week, the Seattle quarterback appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and addressed the Giants rumors.
“I’m not sure the Seahawks are going to let me get away,” Wilson said. “I love Seattle. Seattle is a special place, been able to win a Super Bowl there, go to two Super Bowls, multiple playoff games and everything else.”
Wilson is entering the final year of his current contract with the Seahawks. It’s apparent that talks of a long-term deal haven’t begun yet, but that’s not to say that they won’t eventually.
Fallon took the opportunity to ask Wilson if he would become the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL once a long-term deal is done.
“There’s a great potential of that, we’ll see what happens,” Wilson stated.
Wilson is going into his eighth season with the Seahawks. Seattle drafted him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. With Manning’s final season in New York most likely occurring in 2019, the Giants need their quarterback of the future at some point. However, it doesn’t seem like Wilson will end up being that guy.