The Philadelphia Eagles failed to acquire Russell Wilson, only to see him traded to the Denver Broncos instead. If they had just drafted the QB coming out of college, they would’ve never been in this position to begin with.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is still dwelling on that fact after not drafting the QB in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Eagles were looking to take him during that round, but the Seattle Seahawks drafted him with a higher pick.
“Wilson is a player we didn’t get, and I’ll always regret it,” Lurie said. “It was someone I really wish we had drafted in the second round and didn’t wait. But we really didn’t think that anyone would jump us and take Russell, so that was that.”
Instead, the Eagles ended up taking Nick Foles with its third-round pick in that draft which eventually led to them winning a Super Bowl, but only after Carson Wentz would go down for the season and Foles stepped in to complete the task.
Wilson Seahawks to two Super Bowls (won one) and has thrown for 30+ touchdowns in five of his 10 seasons in the league.
He is now a member of the Denver Broncos.
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