The other option the Seattle Seahawks could explore in trading Russell Wilson would be to acquire a young quarterback and a plethora of picks. Something that the Philadelphia Eagles can present. If Pete were to stay and Russ were to leave, he would not want to rebuild and start over at age 70. The interesting dynamic about the Philadelphia Eagles is that they currently hold 3 first round picks in the 2022 NFL draft.
While Hurts doesn’t have the greatest of arms, he is a proven winner. When he was benched at Alabama, he transferred to Oklahoma, further developed his passing game and ended up winning the Heisman award. Even this season with the Eagles, he has done enough to pretty much assure his team a playoff spot. I understand the argument that he plays in a weak division and the NFC Wild Card race is poor. But, you couldn’t argue against winning. Not too many people outside of Philadelphia expected the Eagles to be in the playoff race.
His athleticism would allow him to fit in well in this Seattle offense. If you remember in the Legion of Boom era, Russell Wilson was using his legs a lot. The offense was all about establishing Beast Mode and then working their way into the play action. If Seattle were to get those draft picks from Philadelphia, they would be able to add talented players on both sides of the ball that should make an immediate impact.
Lastly, Hurts being on a rookie contract would allow Seattle to spend more money in free agency. By doing so, they can acquire more talent that would categorize them as a win-now team. Although we might have already seen the ceiling of Hurts, the one thing you can never undervalue is the winner mentality and there is no denying that Hurts has that.