Anonymous NFL Executive Tips Russell Wilson to Join Philadelphia Eagles Next Season

Published 04/02/2021, 1:04 PM EDT
Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Russell Wilson saga is not close to an end. Earlier this off-season, Russell Wilson came out and publically criticized his front line, coaching staff, and the Seattle Seahawks for not providing him with enough protection.

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Wilson’s comments suggested he wanted to leave. However, the franchise has been adamant about not letting him go. But next year could be a different situation altogether.

The Athletic’s Mike Sando recently spoke to anonymous NFL executives about each franchise’s plans in free agency. When it came to the Philadelphia Eagles, one executive made a bold claim.

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They believe that the Eagles will be one of the biggest contenders for Russell Wilson to land in next season. This is because of how they’re stockpiling draft picks going into this season.

Dec 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister (86) celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after catching a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

“All they’re doing is stockpiling picks for next year, so they can get weapons for Jalen Hurts or acquire one of the top two overall picks to draft a quarterback.

“And I would put Philly in the driver’s seat for Russell Wilson next year if Seattle moves him. That would have Howie Roseman written all over it.”

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Furthermore, the anonymous executive compared the Philadelphia Eagles to the Miami Dolphins. Both teams are doing their best to plan for the future, while not simultaneously jeopardizing the present team.

However, they still have to show their track record by drafting the right players. He questioned some of their recent draft picks, including Tua Tagovailoa.

“Philly is just like Miami, a team that is doing everything right in terms of maneuvering and multiplying assets. But they still gotta draft players.

“Look at Miami’s three first-rounders. The jury’s out on Tua. The nickel corner (Noah Igbinoghene) hasn’t done much. Has the tackle (Austin Jackson) played well?”

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Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) throws a pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Where will Russell Wilson end up? It looks as though he will be around with the Seattle Seahawks at least for this season. But with every passing year, the Seahawks lose more leverage.

If the Seahawks underperform this year and miss the Playoffs, Wilson has more grounds to force a trade. If he does, the NFL will be on alert to get him to their franchise.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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