PHILADELPHIA, PA- The Philadelphia Eagles have traded QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts.
This trade will bring Philadelphia the Colts 3rd round pick this year and a conditional 2nd round pick next year that could become a 1st round pick.
CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported that the 2nd round pick could become a 1st on 2 conditions. One is Carson Wentz plays 75% of offensive snaps in 2021 or Wentz plays 70% of offensive snaps and the Colts reach the playoffs.
The relationship between Wentz and the Eagles soured and they would be looking to trade him some time this offseason even after moving on from head coach Doug Pederson in favor of Nick Sirianni.
The Colts are getting a former MVP candidate. Colt’s quarterback Philip Rivers retired after the 2020 season. Rivers was on a 1 year deal after moving on from his long time team the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers.
Wentz will also be reuniting with Frank Reich.
Reich was the offensive coordinator with the Eagles during their 2017 Super Bowl winning season.
In the 13 games Wentz played, he had over 3200 yards with 33 touchdowns to 7 interceptions and at one point was a NFL MVP candidate.
Wentz was sidelined with injuries while Nick Foles led the Eagles against the Patriots to win Super Bowl LII 41-33.
Another thing Wentz will be happy about is the play of the offensive line. The Colts’ offensive line gave up only 18 sacks (fewest in the NFL) last season compared to the 50 sacks Wentz took in 12 games.
Carson Wentz, the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has had his fair share of injuries since entering the NFL.
Last season Wentz was 251-437, a 57.4 completion percentage with 16 touchdowns to 15 interceptions. He was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts.
The Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts will meet at least two times in the coming NFL season as they are in the same division and Carson Wentz is expected to be the starter.