Carson Wentz has found a new home in the NFL when he got traded on Wednesday by the Indianapolis Colts back to the NFC East — not to the Philadelphia Eagles but to the Washington Commanders.
Original reports of the trade had the Commanders getting a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft along with Wentz. But it’s not all that, apparently. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Commanders are also getting a seventh-round pick in the same draft.
Comp update: Washington also is receiving a 2022 7th-round pick from Indianapolis as the last part of the Carson Wentz trade that is sending him from the Colts to the Commanders, per source.
Wash gets: Wentz, a 2nd and a 7th.
Colts get: a 2nd, a 3rd and a conditional 3rd.
The Commanders still have 2021 team passing leader Taylor Heinicke under contract, but Wentz’s arrival completely changes his projected role on the team in 2022.
Washington reportedly tried to get the attention of the Seattle Seahawks for a deal that would land the Commanders Russell Wilson but that attempt was a complete failure, leading them to settle with Wentz, who still has some juice left in him. In his only season with the Colts, Wentz passed for 3,563 yards and 27 touchdowns against seven interceptions while also completing 62.4 percent of his passes.
The Commanders are hoping that Wentz would be a clear upgrade under center. Washington was only 22nd last season in passing yards per game and 21st in pass completions.