After spending the first five years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, tight end Rhett Ellison is now with the Giants and wants to win a championship.
The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $18 million contract to sign with New York this offseason. During his time with the Vikings, the team participated in just two playoff games.
"No. 1, my dream is to win a Super Bowl," said Ellison, noting why he signed with the Giants. "To have a quarterback that's done it, that's a very unique opportunity. There are not a lot of quarterbacks that have done it that are still playing. That was definitely very attractive.
"It's as talented as any team I've ever been on."
Ellison has combined for 51 catches and 515 yards over 73 career games. Head coach Ben McAdoo hopes the Giants can involve Ellison more in the Giants' offense.
"I think he has been underutilized in the pass game," McAdoo said. "We are going to use him a little bit more and give him some opportunities there. He has certainly shown he moves like a football player in space, so I don't see any reason why he can't be a contributor."
The move from Minnesota has provided its own set of challenges for Ellison, who sees differences between the two franchises.
"It's definitely a very different feeling," Ellison said. "It's more like going from high school to USC. It feels like that kind of change. It's just a different vibe. This franchise is kind of the gold standard. It's just a different experience in every way."