Russell Wilson was almost traded to Eagles in 2022, but QB nixed the deal before it was finalized, per report

Jalen Hurts had an extremely effective season with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, however obviously, that nearly didn’t occur, since he nearly wasn’t their beginning quarterback. At one point throughout the 2022 offseason, the Eagles were really seeking to change Hurts with Russell Wilson. 

There’s been a great deal of speculation about whether the Eagles really attempted to negotiate for Wilson in 2015 and it’s looking a growing number of like they did. Although the trade effort came more than a year earlier, the topic is popping back up now since it was a subject of conversation on the “Brock and Salk Show” in Seattle today. During an episode of the program, Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop discussed that the Eagles had actually been extremely thinking about obtaining Wilson. 

“The Eagles really wanted him,” Bishop stated. “I think they liked his style of play.”

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media really shared a comparable story back in April. During an interview with Joey Mulinaro, Rapoport was inquired about the juiciest reports that he’s heard at the integrate over the previous couple of years. 

“There were times last year when I was pretty convinced at the combine that either the Eagles or Commanders were going to trade for Russell Wilson,” Rapoport stated. 

According to the NFL Media expert, both offers broke down since Wilson wasn’t “into” signing up with either group. The quarterback had a no-trade provision and had the ability to nix any offer that included a group he didn’t wish to bet. 

“That was one where you kind of stop everything and you’re like, ‘Hang on,'” Rapoport stated of the Wilson to Philly reports. “But it turned out that was not something he was into.”

If you require more evidence that the Eagles attempted to make a play for Wilson, all you need to do is ask Wilson’s individual QB coach, Jake Heaps. Wilson and Heaps are so tight that the QB really asked Heaps to transfer to Denver after Wilson was traded to the Broncos in 2015. During an interview in March 2022, not just did Heaps expose that Wilson shot down the Eagles, however he likewise provided a timeline for when it took place. 

“He turned down the Washington [Commanders] offer and he turned down an offer from Philly during the combine,” Heaps stated, by means of Bleeding Green Nation. 

Based on the proof, it appears quite clear that the Eagles made a strong push for Wilson at the integrate, however after they got shot down, Howie Roseman chose to openly back Hurts as the starter. 

In completion, Wilson might have conserved the Eagles from themselves. Instead of being stuck to a QB who had a hard time in 2022, the Eagles were required to begin Hurts, who led Philly to the Super Bowl throughout an outstanding season where he likewise completing as runner-up to Patrick Mahomes for MVP. 

The Eagles rewarded Hurts this offseason by providing him a five-year, $255 million extension, which quickly made him the highest-paid gamer in NFL history. If Hurts was somewhat dissatisfied to discover that the Eagles attempted to change him, he most likely does not care any longer now that he got a substantial agreement while likewise understanding that he’s protected his area as the Eagles’ quarterback of the future. 

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