By Max Harper
This is not the silly season.
In the NFL, though, the silly season seems to last 365/24/7.
And life got a little sillier yesterday when Adam Schefter appeared on his podcast with Chris MortensEn, a fellow NFL ESPN insider
“MORTENSEN: I think the Philadelphia Eagles are a fit [for Wilson] there. If they get that pick from the Colts – with Carson Wentz, that second-round pick can become a [first]…
“Either way, the Eagles have a cache of first-round draft picks, and there’s no question in my mind that Russell Wilson would top their list.
SCHEFTER: The Eagles could have three Top 20 first-round picks. Nobody would have more ammunition to go get a quarterback than the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Hurts, to date, I don’t think has convinced them that he’s the guy, right? So Russell Wilson in Philly. Can you see that, Mort?
“MORTENSEN: Yes I can. And look, I know Jalen – I hope he is the guy, but so far they’re not convinced. He has the rest of the year to try and persuade them, convince them that he is the guy. Let’s face it: you still get to the point where, hey, Russell Wilson is – we believe – a future Hall of Famer, and still in his prime. If you have that chance to get that type of player, you get that type of player.”
Later on, the two were discussing the 2022 NFL Draft class and the quarterbacks who will be available in the first round to a QB-needy team like the Eagles. Mortensen dropped this interesting nugget about Howie Roseman’s approach:
“The Eagles, we think, would much rather go the veteran route than take a shot at this quarterback class. There’s some good ones, but are there going to be some great ones?”