Rumor: Russell Wilson expected to waive no-trade clause if traded to Eagles
Although it seems like the Eagles are sticking with Jalen Hurts, it looks like one option could be realistic this offseason. Earlier today, Adam Schefter was on 97.5 and was asked about Settle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who has been the subject of several trade rumors.
The 33-year-old is fresh off surgery on his middle finger while the Seahawks are 3-8 and at the bottom of the league without their pick. Last season, four teams were leaked that Russell Wilson would waive his no-trade clause for. The Cowboys, Bears, Raiders, and Saints, most of which do not need an upgrade anymore.
When asked if Wilson would waive his clause for Philadelphia, Adam Schefter had cause to believe that he would and stated he thinks the clause wouldn’t be enacted. Reports surfaced before Sunday the Eagles would move forward with Jalen Hurts if he kept playing the way he has but had the worst game of his career shortly after.
“I believe he’d waive the no-trade clause.” – Adam Schefter
Many have chalked it up to a one-off performance, but that’s not to say Howie Roseman and company aren’t more concerned. Russell Wilson has been brutal this season, but Seattle has done him no favors with several issues on offense alongside no pass protection.
Despite that, it would likely take several first-round picks to acquire Wilson, who has two years remaining after this season worth roughly $51 million total. You have to consider the deal if the price isn’t too much, even if Hurts continues his current streak. In the meantime, the Eagles are preparing to take on the New York Jets this Sunday.
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