With trade rumors flying at an all-time high, it’s genuinely assumed that the Eagles will be moving on from Carson Wentz...but what happens if they don’t?
Trading Carson Wentz goes against what Jeffrey Lurie stated at the end of the season. The Eagles owner held a very long press conference stating “every great QB has one bad year” and how he fully expects him to reach his potential. He seemed to believe that Carson wasn’t beyond repair just yet and also made it the main topic of discussion during his interview with potential head coach candidates, so what gives?
In a perfect world, Lurie would have truly taken a moment of self-reflection and admitted to his grave mistakes. He would have realized that Howie Roseman has been the catalyst for chaos in the Eagles organization this past year. But this isn’t a perfect world and Howie Roseman isn’t going anywhere.
Rumors are swirling that Wentz is conversing with new Head Coach Nick Sirianni and the teams’ owner whenever they reach out, but the one person he isn’t speaking to is Howie Roseman.
If the Eagles are to retain Carson Wentz and avoid throwing away a potential talent like his then it’s going to take a monumental shift in power from the organization. In other words, Jeffery Lurie would have to either fire Roseman or pull a Chip Kelly and send that man back to the closet office.
All relationships are repairable unless something personal occurs, something so detrimental that you can never come back from. Say something like drafting a young QB in the second round instead of more help for the face of the franchise. If Lurie truly wants to win, then he’ll see that the team needs a front office retooling as well as the roster. Sure, the team needs to cut ties with several veterans but not even the Seahawks thought about trading Russell Wilson during their retool and look at them now.
The Eagles are contenders with Wentz on the field (or at least they were) and that’s a fact. As crazy as it sounds, if Lurie can somehow repair the friction between Roseman and Wentz then this team could be something going forward. Imagine if the GM was actually on the same page with his QB for once. Imagine if the Eagles draft a stud WR and not a Mack Hollins replica.
The Eagles have already made a step in the right direction by giving Sirianni the say of who will suit up on the game day. That’s a big step up from what Doug Pederson previously had to work with. The next step would be to commit to the franchise QB and clear up the mess that Howie has created. It’s a reach, but it’s still very possible.
Lurie stepped in and overruled his Head Coach last year when it came to the futures of Mike Groh and Carson Walch, who is to say that if fair value isn’t attained for Carson Wentz, that the owner won’t once again put his foot down and have his say?
If Wentz isn’t traded by the end of the week then this could very well be the route that the Eagles head towards. But at this point, he may be the only one who can stop what appears to be a runaway train.
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