Battle plans to help Philadelphia Eagles go all-in for Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson #3, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Russell Wilson #3, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Russell Wilson #3, Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Eagles must lure stars to Philly via free agency and use their best recruiting tools.

As many of you have found out over the years, it’s a lot easier to buy a title in the NBA than it is in the NFL. 22 players are on the field on every play in an NFL game. Basketball is played with five players from each team.

We’ve long seen evidence that, if an NBA franchise can lure three or more stars to play with one another, we’re talking immediate title contender. Three stars on offense or defense in the National Football League isn’t enough to guarantee the same thing for a professional football team, but it could go a long way in luring other stars to fill in the blanks.

We saw Tom Brady move from Foxborough, Massachusetts to Tampa, Florida and become one of the best recruiters we’ve seen. The biggest question we have to ask about a possible acquisition of Russell Wilson is this. What does Philly have to woo him? They may have more than you think.

The Eagles’ offensive line is better than that of the Seattle Seahawks. That’s a fact. Russ doesn’t have to worry about taking a beating. The Eagles have a better running game than Seattle. That takes the pressure off Russ.

The Eagles have a young star receiver. They have a brilliant tight end. If they use that to their advantage, remind Wilson that the Dallas Cowboys are the only threat in the division (and the only other NFC East team with a decent quarterback), the only other thing that they might need to do is find one or two more elite skill players in free agency to make the job of being Philadelphia’s QB1 more attractive. This may not be as hard as you think.