May 22, 2022

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Russell Wilson to the Eagles is a trade to watch

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Russell Wilson to the Eagles is a trade to watch


The Eagles have stated that they are committed to quarterback Jalen Hurts, but Howie Roseman has three first-round picks, an expiring contract, and an owner that loves elite quarterback play.

Despite badly needing to rebuild the defense and provide more weapons for Hurts on offense, critics and pundits believe Philadelphia will ultimately take the Rams route of rebuilding around an elite, aging quarterback.

Pro Football Focus recently listed 15 trades to watch out for during the 2022 NFL offseason, and the potential acquisition of Russell Wilson made the top spot.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS TRADE QB RUSSELL WILSON TO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Terms: Eagles send 2022 1st, 2023 1st, 2022 3rd
Seahawks dead money: $26M
Eagles inherited contract: Two years, $51M
The Eagles try to follow the Los Angeles Rams’ precedent here with a similar value trade for Russell Wilson, who is the same age as Matthew Stafford and has a similar remaining contract as Stafford did last offseason. The issue with trying to reconcile the Stafford-for-Jared Goff trade value is: How was Goff valued in the deal?

The contract numbers for Wilson are below the current market value, but it would leave Philadelphia will seven total 2022 draft picks, and several glaring holes on both sides of the ball.

Eagles make a PFF list of 15 trades to watch out for in the 2022 NFL offseason