Kyler Murray could be more intriguing to the Eagles than Russell Wilson

Kyler Murray #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Kyler Murray #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

We know! We know! It hasn’t even been a month since the Philadelphia Eagles rolled vice president/general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Nick Sirianni out in front of select members of the media for a 35-minute, season-ending presser, and here we are, already ignoring one of the more demonstrative statements that they both made on that day.

Howie and Nick both unequivocally stated, in no uncertain terms, that Jalen Hurts was the unquestioned starter at quarterback for the 2022-2023 NFL season. They were both quoted as saying this team would build around their QB1 to ensure his success, yet here we are with the conspiracy theories.

No one who’s already joined the ‘get Russell Wilson to Philly train’ is backing off. As a matter of fact, they’ve only added ways to land the Seattle Seahawks star and nine-time Pro Bowler while brainstorming. After all, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the Eagles leadership structure would tell us one thing and do something else right?

By now, you’ve heard that Kyler Murray has scrubbed every reference to the Arizona Cardinals from his social media accounts. He’s one of the best young quarterbacks in the game. You see where this is headed right? If he’s looking to leave the desert, there’s no way the Birds can turn a blind eye without doing their due diligence, is it?

After all, it was Howie that said the following:

"Our job is to look at everything, to evaluate every position, every player. We do that not only for right now in this moment, but we also do it so we have information when players become available at any position."

Again, you can see where this is headed right?

Have the Eagles been interested in the wrong NFC West quarterback?

The argument can be made that, if Kyler Murray is indeed looking for his way out of the Cardinals organization, that he might be the better choice for an Eagles franchise potentially looking for an upgrade at signal-caller than a 33-year-old veteran that enters his 11th NFL season in 2022, even one that has accomplished as much as Russell Wilson.

Kyley Murray has been in the league for three NFL seasons. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was added to the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team in 2019. The 2020 and 2021 seasons ended in trips to the Pro Bowl for the Heisman Trophy winner.

In short, a successful argument can be made that he’s better entering year four of his career than Russell Wilson was at the same stage of his own. Sure, Russ won a Super Bowl in year two, but that was more about the Legion of Boom than anything that he was doing. There are also other things to consider.

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Murray has a considerably larger amount of time remaining in his career than Wilson. Russell’s probably past his prime and enjoying the twilight of what’s been a Hall-of-Fame run. We all know the affinity that Eagles chairman CEO Jeffrey Lurie has for Russ, but in terms of what qualifies as the best bang for Philly’s bucks and weighing the short-term versus the long-term, the Eagles may want to begin considering the idea that they’ve been eyeing the wrong quarterback in what’s proven to be the NFL’s best division.