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One NFC East owner is going to be haunted by not drafting Russell Wilson for the rest of his life.

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Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is still kicking himself over not being able to draft Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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The Eagles were looking to take him during that round, but the Seattle Seahawks drafted him with a higher pick.

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Wilson is a player we didn’t get, and I’ll always regret it,” Lurie said. “It was someone I really wish we had drafted in the second round and didn’t wait

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But we really didn’t think that anyone would jump us and take Russell, so that was that.”

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Philadelphia ended up taking Nick Foles with its third-round pick in that draft which turned out alright.

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Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in franchise history in 2018 over the New England Patriots.

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Foles wasn’t anything special after that season, but it was still a pretty magical run.

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Wilson has been one of the best quarterbacks in football since he was drafted. He led the Seahawks to two Super Bowls (won one) and has thrown for 30+ touchdowns in five of his 10 seasons in the league.

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The NFC East landscape would look a lot different today had Philadelphia just taken Wilson earlier in that draft and not waited.