According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via ProFootballTalk.com, the Philadelphia Eagles almost acquired Colin Kaepernick in a trade with the 49ers that would have sent a second round pick to San Francisco prior to the 2012 NFL draft.
Because Alex Smith had a strong year in 2011, after Kaepernick had been drafted, the 49ers reportedly were willing to move him. Schefter says the Eagles backed out because they believed they could get Wilson — a player “whom they geared their whole draft around.”
The Seahawks intervened, picking Wilson 13 spots before the Eagles were on the clock in round three.
Now the Eagles are stuck with Vick who’s nearing the end of his career, while the Niners and Seahawks each have a franchise quarterback.