The American heavyweight has not fought since his loss to Tyson Fury last year but Hearn is keen to see him return to the ring against Whyte for what he describes as "one of the biggest fights in boxing".
The promoter told Sky Sports: "For me, outside of AJ against Fury, Whyte-Wilder remains one of the biggest fights in boxing. I would love to make that fight.
"I think Deontay Wilder needs to get back in the ring. I certainly wouldn't be looking to put him in with Dillian Whyte straight off the bat.
"He needs a fight in my opinion. Presumably he's going to be working with a new team of trainers."
However, Hearn revealed that Whyte must focus on his rematch with Alexander Povetkin next month as a defeat could inflict a terminal blow on his world title ambitions.
He said: "First things first is March 6 for Dillian Whyte. If he loses that, then he can forget fighting Deontay Wilder, and he can forget fighting for a world championship, so he must win that fight."
Hearn hopes that Wilder is able to overcome the turmoil in his team since the defeat to Fury.
The promoter said: "Sometimes a massive team of people that actually aren't all on the same boat can be a disaster. I think in that team now, it's so disjointed and fragmented, that I don't know what they're going to do.
"I'll let them sort out their problems. Hope to see Wilder in the ring. Good fighter, great for the sport of boxing, so let's see these fights."