Wentz to Indy

Eagles Find Trade Partner for Carson Wentz

For the last few weeks, the Eagles have been dangling Carson Wentz on the trading block. It really came down to the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears as the only two teams who had reported interest in Wentz. At long last, the Colts were the team to land Wentz. Here are the full trade details.

Colts Get: Carson Wentz

Eagles Get: 2021 3rd round pick, 2022 2nd round pick

The Eagles seem to have received far less in return for Wentz than what they were previously asking. Teams around the NFL were laughing at the asking price for Wentz when word got out that he was firmly on the trade block. The Eagles were initially looking for a 1st round pick at least in return for Wentz, but after his performance the past two seasons, they were never going to get that.

It was also reported that the Eagles were looking to add Tight End Zach Ertz in any Carson Wentz trade to increase the value in return. Ultimately, the Eagles settled for the offer from Indianapolis and Wentz will have the keys to the Colts offense this upcoming season.

As a Bears fan, I am glad that Chicago stayed away from Wentz. While it was reported that they could be a suitor for the former MVP frontrunner, they ultimately never made an offer. Also, it was reported that Wentz wanted no part of being on the Chicago Bears.

Some members of the media believe that Wentz will have a resurgence in Indy and that the Colts could be a sneaky Super Bowl contender going into the 2021–22 season. The Colts do have a very good offensive line along with a potentially potent offense behind Jonathan Taylor, TY Hilton, and Zach Pascal. Their defense is tops in the league as well. It will be interesting to see if Wentz can lead a solid Colts team back to the promised land.

On the other hand, Jalen Hurts will now be the primary quarterback in Philadelphia. He earned it after starting the last handful of games in the 2020–21 season. Hurts looked like he could become a very solid starting quarterback for the Eagles and one that could lead them to a playoff berth.

Hurts is a dual threat quarterback that teams will have to gameplan for. He and Miles Sanders will be the backbone of an Eagles offense that struggled last season. Injuries to their wide-receiver core and offensive line hindered their ability to get anything going offensively. Jalen Hurts was under pressure for most of his drop backs, but was able to use his elite mobility to make plays outside of the pocket. If the Eagles offensive line and offensive weapons can stay healthy next season, they may be the team to watch coming out of a consistently weak, NFC East division.