The Philadelphia Eagles were turned down by a star quarterback.
As reported by Sports Illustrated’s Greg Bishop while appearing on the “Brock and Salk Show” in Seattle, the Eagles were interested in trading for former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson last offseason. However, Wilson — who had a no-trade clause in his contract — nixed the potential deal. Wilson was eventually traded to the Denver Broncos.
“I think what I would say is that the Eagles really wanted him – I think they liked his style of play, and I think that makes sense, right, because he’s similar to Jalen Hurts, especially when he was in his prime and a little bit faster than now,” Bishop said. “My understanding is that at that point in time, Russ wanted to stay here [in Seattle].”
Previous Reports Revealed Russell Wilson’s Lack of Interest in Eagles
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Quarterbacks coach Jake Heaps — who works closely with Wilson and is a former Seahawks quarterback himself — revealed more details during an interview in 2022 with Denver radio station KOA.
“He turned down the Washington [Commanders] offer,” said Heaps. “He turned down an offer from Philly during the Combine. And the Denver situation was the clear-cut, number one choice for him going into all these other teams.”