It’s not exactly a secret that Carson Wentz is being dangled around in NFL circles as a potential trade candidate. But despite all signs pointing towards an early exit, the frontlines seemed to be quiet…that was until Wednesday.
The rumor mill started spinning at a speed never seen before and it’s left a state of confusion amongst the fanbase. Here’s everything we know so far in an attempt to work out what’s really going on?
On February 3rd, Adam Schefter joined the John Kincade show and further expanded on his report about Wentz being unhappy and wanting out. There’s one slight issue, though.
That report is sort of like saying that if you’re hungry, you’ll grab something to eat. If you’re not, you won’t. It’s just not worth saying.
On that same day, however, more fuel was added to the fire. According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles began fielding calls for Carson Wentz on Wednesday with the new league year approaching. This would make logical sense, but the wording of the report was questionable at best.
Fast forward to Friday and Les Bowen cited an NFL source who reportedly told him that a trade is close. It doesn’t say which team this is which immediately raises questions. It’s then followed by speculation that because Wentz isn’t saying anything, that he isn’t happy.
This comes after Dan Patrick tweeted that the Eagles have received zero calls about their $127M QB. That report itself came out after Tim McManus stated that the Eagles have already received aggressive offers for Carson Wentz.
To put the cherry on the cake, John McCullen wrote a report that listed the Colts as a front-runner for Wentz, stating that the two are in talks.
The trade noise has gone from 0-100 and suddenly everyone wants a piece of the Pie. There’s a distinct possibility that the market for Carson Wentz is dry right now and the Eagles are pumping out information in a bid to spice things up and coil some interest.
It’s common sense that a team in need of a QB, with as much cap-space as Indy, and a coach who helped Carson Wentz to an MVP-caliber season in 2017, would be interested in the Eagles signal-caller. But maybe the leaks of information are in a bid to drive attention from teams who don’t have Frank Reich as a Head Coach. Maybe the offer received is hard to gauge without seeing what other teams are preparing to part ways with.
To cut a long story short, there’s clearly something brewing. Either the Eagles are really trying to move on from Wentz and create a sense of ‘fomo’, or teams are suddenly flocking for a $25M cap hit and a QB who had clearly lost his way last year. I can’t decipher which is more worrying.
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