Whether you’re a Jalen Hurts fan or not, the Philadelphia Eagles should be involved in the quarterback market this offseason. That doesn’t mean they’re 100% stepping away from Hurts for someone else. However, whenever you have three first-round picks in hand, you need to do your due diligence to upgrade to the most critical position on the field.
To make things even more interesting for Philly, this year’s offseason is expected to see several big-name quarterbacks move on. Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and Jimmy Garoppolo could all be traded.
Eagles expected to show serious interest in Russell Wilson
Several reports emerged during the 2021 NFL season that Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was interested in current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Of the four names mentioned above, this is the guy Philadelphia should show the most interest in.
Roseman wanted to draft Wilson in 2021 and hasn’t lost interest since. With three first-round picks in hand and a solid offensive line (an important point for Wilson), the Eagles are in a prime position to pursue and acquire the future Hall of Famer.
So far, we’ve seen little from Wilson’s side regarding potential interest in joining the Eagles. However, a recent Pro Bowl hat-signing incident was enough to get Philly fans excited.
Russell Wilson added smoke to the Philadelphia fire
That’s by no means enough to suggest that Wilson is seriously interested in being traded to Philadelphia this offseason. However, the current Seahawks quarterback took some time during the Pro Bowl to sign a particular Midnight Green colored hat.
This clip was more than enough to send Eagles fans into a hype-filled frenzy over the possibility of acquiring Wilson this spring. As much as Jalen Hurts is a fan favorite in Philadelphia, Wilson would be a notable improvement at quarterback.
NFL reporter Albert Breer thinks Eagles will land QB star
The hat signing is nothing more than a funny incident that’s been doing the rounds on social media. However, there is genuine noise in the Wilson-to-Philly rumors. In his last post for Sports Illustrated, famed NFL reporter Albert Breer predicted that Wilson would land with the Eagles this offseason.
If I had to guess, I’d say it will eventually be moved. And I would have said the destination would be the Saints a month ago. Now that Sean Payton is gone, let’s put him in the NFC East…to the Eagles. In a way, it would be a sort of redemptive gesture for Howie Roseman, who was part of a front office that planned to take Wilson in the third round in 2012, only to have Seattle pick him up earlier in the round.
Albert Breer, Sports Illustrated
It’s just a prediction from Breer. However, just like the rest of us, he connects the dots. Roseman and the Eagles have been interested in Wilson for a very long time and they have always acted aggressively at the QB position. It’s not in their nature to sit back and be patient when an upgrade needs to be made.
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