Seahawks moving forward with Russell Wilson, shut down massive offer from Washington Commanders
Even though it already seemed unlikely over the last few weeks, the Eagles can officially shut the door on their hopes to acquire Russell Wilson this off-season. According to numerous reports, the Washington Commanders reached out about trading for Wilson with a strong offer but were immediately shot down by the Seahawks organization.
Wilson was rumored to be looking for a way out of Seattle earlier this off-season, and Washington, for whatever reason, was apparently a “preferred destination” in the past. The Commanders’ offer centered around multiple first-round picks, and with Seattle not biting at the offer, likely means that Wilson is staying with the Seahawks.
As for the Eagles, Philadelphia remains confident in Jalen Hurts, with Howie Roseman once again publicly declaring the team is completely behind him moving into the 2022 season.
The Eagles have spoken with numerous top QB prospects during the NFL combine, like Carson Strong and Sam Howell, but it seems like they are just doing their due diligence.
The Commanders can now cut their shortlist of potential QB options from 42 to 41, and it’ll be interesting to see what lies next for them. Former Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz could be available, with the Colts looking to move on from him before his contract becomes fully guaranteed in two weeks.
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