As Adam Schefter first reported, the Eagles have traded Carson Wentz to the Colts.
Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
After seemingly months of endless rumors about the compensation: will it be a first? Two firsts? A first and second? Two seconds? The Eagles seem to have settled on a worse offer than all of them.
The second-round pick in 2022 can become a first if Wentz plays 75%+ of snaps or 70%+ and playoffs, but it’s clear that Howie Roseman failed at getting adequate compensation for a potential franchise-altering quarterback.
In no way was this an “unloading Jared Goff” situation, and the Eagles have treated it like it was. They took minimal compensation to offload an unhappy quarterback.
Carson Wentz now reunites with the coach who helped produce Wentz’s MVP caliber year and another coach in Press Taylor who Wentz has preferred heavily over other coaches (DeFililppo). The Colts also boast one of the best offensive lines in football and will still have enough cap space to either resign T.Y. Hilton, add an Allen Robinson-type player, or both.
Up and Down Eagles’ Career
During his time with the Eagles, Wentz was a fan favorite most of his career. He played 68 games in an Eagles’ uniform. During these games, he posted a 38-35-1 record. In those games, he accumulated a 62.7% completion percentage. These led to 113 touchdown passes and 50 interceptions. In 2017, he was a frontrunner for NFL MVP. In 2020, it was the complete opposite. He started the first 12 games before being benched for the last four. He “led” the Eagles to an abysmal 3-8-1 record with 16 touchdown passes and an awful 15 interceptions.
If Wentz returns to form, this move propels the Colts to being the heavy favorites in the AFC South and can compete with Kansas City.
Now the Eagles roll forward with Jalen Hurts as the unquestioned QB1, that is until they draft a QB at 6.
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