Philadelphia Eagles rumors: Russell Wilson talk won’t go away

Russell Wilson (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Russell Wilson (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Before you even say anything, we get it. There isn’t a member of the Inside The Iggles staff that isn’t just as sick as you are of the rumors that state this player or that player has grown tired of their current situation and the Philadelphia Eagles are among the logical suitors.

How many times have we seen it? Yannick Ngakoue? Jadeveon Clowney? Deshaun Watson? Jamal Adams? Yes, it’s kind of become a part of the experience of being a Birds fan. Every available free agent and every disgruntled player will be linked to the Eagles in some shape, form, or fashion.

All rumors aren’t created equal though, and some names sound different when they’re stated. Russell Wilson is one of the game’s best quarterbacks, and as long as there is uncertainty surrounding the Birds at football’s most important position, this one may not go away.

No, let’s rephrase that. This one isn’t going away, and the snowball keeps accelerating downhill.

Yes Philadelphia Eagles fans, this is still a thing.

According to Mike Sando of The Athletic, Philly’s still in play for Russell Wilson. The details are interesting, but a premium subscription to The Athletic is needed to read this one, so we don’t drop any quotes. Just know this. Sando knows what he’s talking about, so if this is something that he believes to be true, it’s worth placing this one in the memory bank.

The question is, however, whether or not this is a wise idea for the Philadelphia Eagles. Whether you like Carson Wentz or not, you have to admit that some of his struggles were the result of a less-than-stellar supporting cast and bad coaching.

Okay, Philadelphia Eagles fans, where are you on this?

Philly invested a second-round selection in Jalen Hurts. They kind of need to give him more than four games (or three and a half) to see if he’s a capable starter right? Gosh, it would have been nice to see if he could have led the Birds to victory over Washington in a rivalry game that The Football Team needed.

Still, if Philadelphia doesn’t support him and build around him, there’s no reason to believe he’ll be more successful than Wentz was. Why aren’t the Eagles more focused on that than finding another quarterback?

Sure, Philly could have drafted another quarterback, but how would anything be different for that guy? Sure, they could add Wilson, but he’d be a great quarterback on a bad roster. Again what changes? Then, there are a couple of other issues. The asking price for him is expensive (three first-rounders), and once you land him, he commands a high salary.

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Perhaps Philly needs to begin to understand that the problem may not be who’s under center. The problem centers around the team that the signal-caller has around him, who he has on the sideline, and who’s in the huddle with him. It’s true. The prospect of adding Russell Wilson is attractive, but right now, the Eagles need to be more focused on coaching up the guys that they already have. Until they learn that, it won’t matter who they put under the center.