Carson Wentz Trade Could Happen as Soon as This Week According To Adam Schefter

Published 02/06/2021, 5:51 PM EST


Carson Wentz has endured a difficult 2020 campaign. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback who was once seen as the franchise’s star for the years to come now finds himself out of favor.

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Things took a dramatic turn following his dismal campaign which saw him benched for rookie QB Jalen Hurts. And now according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles QB is set to soon be traded out of Philly.

Time’s up for Carson Wentz at Philadelphia

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Wentz who was once viewed as a generational talent and the man to lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl is now deemed surplus to demand by the Eagles franchise.

According to Schefter, league sources have informed him that the trade deal could happen as soon as this week. And some teams are apparently sniffing around to sign him up.

Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) reacts after a play during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of teams in the NFL are looking for a franchise quarterback. In fact, this season is set to see an unprecedented carousel of quarterback changes in the league. And it looks like Wentz is set to be the next one on the list.

Wentz has suffered a long list of injuries while playing in the league. A torn ACL in 2017, a back fracture in 2018, and a concussion in the past have all proved to be season enders for the quarterback.

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This season though, it was not injuries for Wentz which let him down. Rather it was his overall output itself. The quarterback struggled to get going and recorded 15 interceptions for 16 touchdowns.

The trade deal involving Wentz though will encounter one big hurdle. The quarterback’s new contract is set to come into effect from 2021 and it’s a whopping four-year $128 million contract extension.

So if whichever team wants to pick up Wentz, they’ll have to be ready to endure a massive cap space hit. Do you believe the quarterback deserves the sort of money he’ll be getting?

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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