Remember when the NY Giants were linked to possible trade rumors involving Russell Wilson? Guess what, we are back to that point again. This week, it was announced that the Denver Broncos were benching Wilson as their starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2023 season and then they are expected to release him in March.
With the now impending release of Wilson by Denver, it has the league chattering about where the veteran could land next and just like back in 2022, one of the landing spots includes East Rutherford. Former NFL general manager Mike Tannenbaum saw the Giants as one of those teams who could be in play for the former Super Bowl-winning quarterback and pending free agent.
While some might start making the custom Wilson jerseys again in Giants colors, others are opposed to the idea of Wilson, which we agree with. Here is why the Giants should stay away from even considering going after Wilson in free agency.
4. Russell Wilson's age
Let’s start off with the fact that Wilson just turned 35 years old and is already showing signs of decline in his game. When the Giants were last linked to the Wilson trade speculation, he was already at 33 years old, which would have been more ideal. But at 35 years old? That isn’t the age of a quarterback the Giants are in need of.
The Giants aren’t in a situation like the New York Jets were to add Aaron Rodgers, or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a few years ago to sign Tom Brady. Wilson isn’t making the Giants a Super Bowl contender.
Excluding players like Rodgers and Brady, who were and are all-time greats, the 35 years of age is generally right around when a football player is expected to be on the decline in their career. The Giants can’t afford to sign Wilson and then watch his decline continue here like it started to do in Denver.
At this stage of where the Giants are as a franchise, the Giants need a much younger quarterback that will be around for the long haul, as opposed to Wilson signing for only a year or two.