The Philadelphia Eagles have seemingly moved on from quarterback Carson Wentz, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy to do so.

Head coach Doug Pederson benched Wentz in favor of 2020 second-rounder Jalen Hurts in Week 13, and Wentz was a healthy scratch for the team's disgraceful Week 17 tank-job.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the relationship between Pederson and Wentz is “fractured beyond repair“, and Wentz is expected to ask for a trade.

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If a break-up is in store, Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman is not looking forward to the pain of parting ways with the man he drafted no. 2 overall out of North Dakota St. in 2016.

“When you have players like that, they're like fingers on your hand,” Roseman said, via NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. “You can't imagine that they're not part of you, that they're not here. That's how we feel about Carson.”
Despite the emotional ties, Roseman and Wentz's representatives are expected to work together to facilitate a deal.

Wentz may still hold value as a player. He's an undeniably talented 28-year old who has produced multiple solid seasons in the pros, and there will always be coaches and front offices around the NFL who believe they can turn around a struggling player by offering the right change of scenery.

The Indianapolis Colts will be among the teams to have interest in Wentz (assuming Philip Rivers retires after the season). Colts head coach Frank Reich was Wentz's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.

The Eagles will reportedly seek a steep price for Wentz, but his contract will make it challenging for Philly to pull their desired return value. His lucrative four-year, $128 million extension doesn't kick in until next season.

To oversimplify: if the Eagles keep Wentz, he'll cost over $34 million against the cap in 2021. Waiving Wentz would bring a $59 million(!) cap charge for next year. To make matters more complicated, the Eagles would accrue a dead cap hit of $33 million for 2021, even if he's traded.

Wentz posted a 3-8-1 record as Eagles starter in 2020, throwing 16 touchdowns against 15 interceptions. His 57.4 completion percentage was the worst mark of his career, and he looked consistently rattled in the pocket.