Remember all of that trade speculation from the offseason surrounding Russell Wilson? Well, it is back.
ESPN insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen linked up for a podcast Tuesday in which they broke down the impending quarterback frenzy that we’ll likely see this offseason, as three big names – Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, and Russell Wilson – could change teams.
During the segment on Wilson, the Philadelphia Eagles were mentioned as a potential landing spot should the Seahawks quarterback want out of Seattle.
“MORTENSEN: I think the Philadelphia Eagles are a fit [for Wilson] there. If they get that pick from the Colts – with Carson Wentz, that second-round pick can become a [first]…
“Either way, the Eagles have a cache of first-round draft picks, and there’s no question in my mind that Russell Wilson would top their list.
SCHEFTER: The Eagles could have three Top 20 first-round picks. Nobody would have more ammunition to go get a quarterback than the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Hurts, to date, I don’t think has convinced them that he’s the guy, right? So Russell Wilson in Philly. Can you see that, Mort?
“MORTENSEN: Yes I can. And look, I know Jalen – I hope he is the guy, but so far they’re not convinced. He has the rest of the year to try and persuade them, convince them that he is the guy. Let’s face it: you still get to the point where, hey, Russell Wilson is – we believe – a future Hall of Famer, and still in his prime. If you have that chance to get that type of player, you get that type of player.”
The Eagles were not one of the four teams Wilson was connected to this offseason. It was mostly the Las Vegas Raiders, the New Orleans Saints, the Chicago Bears, and the Dallas Cowboys.
Prior to the injury this year, Wilson had 1,196 yards, 10 touchdowns, one interception, a 72% completion percentage, 68 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.
Jalen Hurts has played in all nine games for the Eagles and had 1,981 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions, a 61.3% completion percentage, 494 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Wilson is currently on track for his expected return Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers.