Eagles can’t rule out Russell Wilson joining a rival for 2022 NFL season

Russell Wilson #3, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson #3, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

Did you notice what happened ahead of that Monday Night Football game? This had absolutely nothing to do with the Philadelphia Eagles, but if you’re like the rest of us, you caught it.

Before Russell Wilson took the field to battle the Washington Football Team, ESPN aired an interview that they had done with him, and when the future Hall of Famer was asked a direct question about his future with the Seattle Seahawks, his response was something about living in the moment and taking things a day at a time. What was that about?

You can call that whatever you want. For the rest of us, that looks like he’s checked out on Seattle mentally.

Might Russell Wilson wind up with an Eagles rival?

If you’ve been following Wilson, Seattle, and the drama that’s been brewing in the Pacific Northwest, it doesn’t take much to deduce that Wilson and the Seahawks organization are headed towards divorce.

It makes sense. Part of the reason that it does is the same reason why there were rumors that linked Tom Brady to Los Angeles. When a superstar quarterback is married to someone with a high profile that they established without them, it’s easy to wonder if Gisele Bündchen wants to be in Foxborough, Massachusetts or if Ciara would rather leave the Pacific Northwest to re-establish herself on the East Coast.

That isn’t the only determining factor, but it is important. There’s also this to consider. There are a lot of teams that need a franchise quarterback. We’ve seen Russell Wilson linked to the Eagles in the past, and it doesn’t appear that those rumors have evaporated. Still, you can’t rule out the possibility of him landing with a division rival either.

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CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones sees the New York Giants as a fit. There are also rumors that link him to the Washington Football Team as The Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer detailed in a recent take. Here’s what both had to say.

We begin with some of Jones’ take:

"Joe Judge had to ax Jason Garrett and there’s no disputing that. But it’s hard to imagine the New York Giants are suddenly going to rise up the NFC wild-card standings with Freddie Kitchens at the controls for the final month-plus of the season, especially in a division where the Eagles and Football Team are trending up.It’s time for the Giants to do something drastic if they want to get out of the basement of the NFL. This offseason, the Giants must go all-in trading for Russell Wilson."

Here’s some of what Iyer had to say:

"When Wilson celebrates his birthday playing in “other” Washington, he should think about whether he can rock a second act in the nation’s capital. It doesn’t hurt that Washington isn’t far from his Virginia hometown of Richmond. With Prescott in Dallas and Jalen Hurts rising in Philadelphia, Wilson can change WFT’s QB status in the NFC East a lot faster than a drafted rookie."

Keep both eyes on this one. These rumors are only going to intensify once the regular season ends, and for Washington, Seattle, Philadelphia, and the Giants, that day figures to arrive sooner rather than later.