NFL Insider Proposes Wild Eagles’ Trade Offer for Russell Wilson

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Getty Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could land a massive contract -- elsewhere.

The trade winds are blowing hard following Jalen Hurts’ poor playoff performance. Despite the quarterback saying he’s coming back as the starter in 2022, the national media isn’t convinced and Russell Wilson’s name keeps getting attached to the Philadelphia Eagles.

No surprise since it’s been a topic of discussion dating back to last offseason. NFL Network’s draft expert Daniel Jeremiah is the latest to beat that drum and he threw out an actual trade proposal. He asked fans how they would feel about Philly giving up all three of their first-round picks (15th overall, 16th overall, 19th overall) to the Seattle Seahawks for Wilson. The Eagles would also throw in a second-rounder in 2023. That’s a steep asking price for a quarterback on the decline who will turn 34 in November.

Wilson, an eight-time Pro Bowler, finished the 2021 campaign by throwing for 3,113 yards with 25 touchdowns against six interceptions. He went 259-of-400 (64.8%) and posted a 6-8 record in 14 games. Remember, he missed three games due to a finger injury. While Wilson’s numbers look great on paper, it wasn’t his best season and those in Seattle started throwing the dreaded “regression” word on him.

If the Eagles were to make a trade for Wilson, they would be better off trying to put together a package of young players (think: Andre Dillard, Jalen Reagor, Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders) and one of those first-round picks. The Seahawks might not bite on a low-ball offer, but it’s a more palatable discussion. Wilson isn’t the long-term answer in Philly.

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