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Eagles owner will ‘always’ regret not drafting Russell Wilson

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During a speech at the NFL’s annual meetings last week, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and head coach Nick Sirianni both offered public votes of confidence for quarterback Jalen Hurts. . However, Lurie admitted he was thinking about what could have been over the past decade.

As Michael David Smith wrote for Pro Football Talk, the Eagles selected defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the first round in 2012 before grabbing linebacker Mychal Kendricks and defensive end Vinny Curry in the second round assuming they could then wait and get quarterback Russell Wilson. the third round. However, the Seattle Seahawks rushed for Wilson before the Eagles had a chance to pick him, and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

“(Wilson) is a player we didn’t have, and I will always regret that,” Lurie recently explained, according to Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal. “He’s someone I really wish we had drafted in the second round and I didn’t wait. But we really didn’t think someone would jump on us and take Russell, so that was it. .”

As Brandon Lee Gowton noted for Bleeding Green Nation, Seattle Sports 710’s Jake Heaps reported last month that the Eagles tried to trade for Wilson “during the combine,” but neither could. convince the former Super Bowl champion to waive his non-trade clause for them or weren’t given the opportunity to do so. Wilson also reportedly rejected a potential transfer to Washington Commanders and eventually ended up with the Denver Broncos.

Philadelphia will now move forward hoping that Hurts will have a breakout 2022 season and prove to be a future franchise player at the sport’s most important position.

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