Rumor: Eagles to make a run at star QB during the offseason
This season’s primary goal for the Eagles was to get a more concrete idea of what Jalen Hurts can be in the NFL.
Seven weeks into the year, it seems as though the organization’s confidence in the second-year quarterback is waning. The Eagles promoted Gardner Minshew to QB2 after trading Joe Flacco, stating that they’re impressed with how he’s learned the offense.
Many are speculating that it won’t be long before we see Minshew under center.
Early indications point to GM Howie Roseman going back on the search for a new QB after the season. With no shortage of assets at their disposal, the Eagles could have their pick of any quarterback in this upcoming draft.
The only issue is that there isn’t a single QB in this draft that screams “franchise guy” like in previous years. Matt Corral, Carson Strong, and Malik Willis are all intriguing prospects with upside, but it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll be at the pro level.
Here’s the best 2 throw sequence I’ve seen from any QB in college football this season from Nevada’s Carson Strong over the weekend pic.twitter.com/s1DLVHKA36— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) October 27, 2021
Another route the Eagles could go is trading for an elite player during the offseason. They’ve been linked to troubled QB Deshaun Watson for months while Aaron Rodgers has been vocal with his displeasure in Green Bay.
NFL Insider Adam Schefter appeared on 97.5 The Fanatic Wednesday morning and stated that Russell Wilson could be another name added to the mix for Philadelphia:
“They’re going to have, right now it looks like three first round picks in the Top 20, two in the Top 10. So they are going to be armed to do what they want to do this offseason. Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers could be available. So to me, before you do anything, those are the first three names you have to get answers on.”
The Eagles nearly drafted Wilson in 2012 before Seattle selected him in the third round. Although he never fully requested a trade, Wilson’s frustrations with the Seahawks are well documented.
Acquiring the 7-time Pro Bowler would cost nothing short of a king’s ransom, and the Eagles aren’t exactly a quarterback away from contention. In addition, Wilson made it known last season that the only teams he’d consider going to are the Cowboys, Saints, Raiders, and Bears.
Situations have changed since then, and depending on how the rest of the season goes, Wilson may be willing to extend that list.
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