The latest reports from Seattle say Russell Wilson has left the trading bloc. Teams have called them to inquire about the nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback, but they’re not actively “buying” him.
That’s not to say the Seahawks don’t check voicemails and return calls. General manager John Schneider told The News Tribune that it would be “rude” to just do it “Blow People Down” It’s flattering. He would do the same if the cleat was on the other foot. When asked if there were any substantive offerings, Schneider said, “Well, no.”
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Eagles Interview Ole Miss QB Matt Corral
The Philadelphia Eagles were a prime contender for a move to Wilson. The one-time Super Bowl champion was the one who escaped them in 2012, and it’s never too late to right a mistake. That’s another debate for another day.
For now, the Eagles appear ready to move on to Plan B. On Wednesday they were busy interviewing one of the top quarterbacks in the 2022 draft class – Matt Korral by Ole Miss. He weighed 6 feet 1.5 and 212 pounds, with a hand measure of 9 and 5/8 inches at the NFL Scouting Combine. After that, Corral led one “Informal Interview” with the eagles.
wait what That’s right. Korral confirmed He spoke to five teams in Indianapolis, including the Eagles, Steelers, Commanders, Giants and Falcons. News of the meeting comes just a day after Howie Roseman pumped Jalen Hurts up as a starter.
“We have Jalen Hurts, a 23-year-old quarterback who led his team to the playoffs,” Roseman said, “and he just keeps getting better and better. He will do everything to get better and we have to do our part.”
The scouting report on Corral is mixed. He has height issues and is still in rehab after injuring his right ankle on January 2. The 23-year-old brings toughness and mobility after rushing for 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns in his last two years at Ole Miss. He also threw for 6,686 and 49 touchdowns. NFL Media’s Lance Zierlein compared him to Baker Mayfield; Mel Kiper Jr. called him a “gritty, tough kid”.
Eagles plan to scout QBs at NFL Combine
If the corral meeting came as a shock, then you weren’t paying attention. Roseman told reporters Wednesday that he and head coach Nick Sirianni planned to sneak into the lower bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium to watch the rookie quarterbacks pitch.
“I think it’s really important to see guys throw live when grading quarterbacks,” Roseman said. “We will get this chance. If they let us in the lower bowl to watch boys.”
Corral won’t be one of those guys because of him right ankle injury, although Kenny Pickett, Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder, Sam Howell, and Carson Strong should be lighting it out there. This year’s quarterback group has been called weak. The defense should be the strength of the draft. That won’t stop the Eagles from doing their duty of care, even if Hurts is listed at #1 on the depth chart.
“But I always feel like public perception is always going one way or the other,” Roseman said. “We’re just getting started [to get] all the information together so that we can make good decisions.”
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