BREAKING: Eagles trade Carson Wentz to Colts
The Carson Wentz trade season era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. The Eagles are trading their long-time quarterback to the Indianapolis Colts for a couple of picks, ESPN insider Adam Schefter reports.
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
Carson Wentz Trade Aftermath
Wentz steps into a vacant QB situation in Indianapolis with the retirement of veteran Philip Rivers this past offseason. It’ll be interesting to see if a change of scenery will be enough to reinvigorate his career.
Carson Wentz spent his first five seasons with the Eagles. He had his best year in 2017, throwing a career-high 33 touchdowns and leading his team to an 11-2 record during games he was on the field. He succumbed to injury late in the campaign, paving the way for Philly legend Nick Foles to step in for him en route to a Super Bowl victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
But Wentz regressed mightily in the years that followed, after looking like a surefire franchise QB to start off his career. Things took a turn for the worst this past season, posting career-worst numbers in nearly every category. He also led the league in interceptions thrown with 15.
His season with the Eagles felt like a year-long battle to stave off Jalen Hurts from taking over his starting spot. There were reports that the selection of Hurts had him looking over his shoulder, which may have affected his on-field performance.
With the Indianapolis Colts, the former Eagles QB gets a fresh start. It’ll be interesting to see if we’ll see a revitalized Carson Wentz next season.