I can see no other reason why Adam Schefter would write this story, now, than to incite a small riot on Thursday night when Andy Reid punches through the retaining wall behind the south end zone at Lincoln Financial Field:
In the weeks leading up to the 2012 draft, the Eagles came close to trading a second-round draft pick to the 49ers for Kaepernick, league sources tell ESPN. The 49ers were open to trading him because Alex Smith just had led them to the NFC Championship Game and they weren’t sure what to do with their now-starting quarterback.
One league source maintains that the Eagles backed out of the proposed deal when they decided they would be able to draft Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson, whom they geared their whole draft around, league sources said. But then, just before Philadelphia could draft Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks selected him, leaving the Eagles to take Nick Foles, another quarterback they rated highly, though not nearly as high as Wilson.
I can only bring back the sad face from Friday:
Surely Ron Jaworski and his insanely over-the-top, sunshiny disposition on the radio would’ve loved this, since he has already knighted Kaepaeaaeapaeaeapeapaeaeapernick ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS OF ALL-TIME (maybe). And surely me, you and every other Eagles fan would prefer Kaeenreevesnick or Wilson over plus-every man Foles. But no. The Reid regime, shockingly, fumbled that football. But hey, at least Nate Allen is the gift
that keeps on giving never gives us anything.
Thursday night. Hate that man.
via CBS Philly