Saints Rumors: 6 reasons why Russell Wilson should come to NOLA

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Good Defense

When Wilson and the Seahawks went to two straight Super Bowls in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, it was on the back of the Legion of Boom. That defense was insanely good and made the 2013 Denver Broncos offense, which was incredible during the regular season, look pathetic.

Wilson hasn’t been back to the Super Bowl since the team made the infamous decision not to run the ball at the goal line. The pass was intercepted and New England went on to win the title.

Since then, Wilson hasn’t had the best defenses protecting the lead that he and the offense might get. The Saints’ defense is the only real bright spot with the team right now and is yet another reason Wilson’s interest in coming to New Orleans is legitimate.

Winnable Division

While the Buccaneers have an easy path to the NFC South title this season, the Saints gave them a run for their money before Jameis Winston went down for the year. Even with Tom Brady taking over the quarterback spot for Tampa last year, the Saints still won the division pretty easily, sweeping the Bucs.

Right now, Wilson is in one of the most difficult divisions in the league, with the Cardinals, Rams, and 49ers all in the playoff picture as of now. The Giants are in an easier division, no doubt, but NFC South is at least a better division to be in than the AFC West where Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert are going to run things for the next decade.

Brady can’t play forever and when he finally does retire (which can’t come soon enough), Wilson will be the best quarterback in the NFC South. It’s something to keep in mind with his next destination.

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The Seahawks might not be bluffing and will opt to keep Wilson. If they do decide to trade him away and Wilson gets a say in where he goes, hopefully these six reasons are enough to get him to choose New Orleans.