The only news more shocking to NFL fans than a potential split between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz is the new rumor that Russell Wilson could be on his way out in Seattle. Might the Seattle Seahawks be listening to calls about the former Super-Bowl champion?
The Philly media and Birds fans have both waited with bated breath day in and day out for the announcement of a trade that ships 11 out of town. Rumors have swirled about multiple trade partners and their alleged interest in the former Bison quarterback, yet here we all are, sitting on our metaphoric hands while Howie Roseman takes his sweet time.
According to reports, Roseman’s asking price has been too high. Others have stated Philly was close to a deal just a few days ago. If you really dig deeper, of all of Roseman’s draft snafus, it seems as though missing on Russell Wilson is the one that bothers him the most.
With that being said, let’s play devil’s advocate and propose a trade between the Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles. After studying both franchises, here’s an idea that helps both teams. Be forewarned. This one also shakes up the entire National Football League landscape.
Here’s a Philadelphia Eagles shot that would be heard worldwide.
Let’s face it. It’s a simple yet complex idea as the Eagles seem to be fine with the idea of moving on from Wentz and no one knows what the Seahawks organization is thinking. Let’s begin with Philly. They’d send their quarterback, Carson Wentz, left-tackle Andre Dillard, a second-round selection in 2021 and 2022, and a sixth-round pick to the Pacific Northwest. In return, Seattle gives the Eagles Russell Wilson, linebacker Cody Barton, and a fourth-round selection in 2021.
With this trade, both the Hawks and Philadelphia Eagles appease two disgruntled signal-callers with a change of scenery. Both also get a solid young player at a position of need. Dillard potentially helps the Hawks’ horrible offensive line. Barton gives the Eagles a young up-and-coming linebacker to help man the middle of their defense. Seattle also gets some draft capital. This one makes sense for both sides really.