“Carson Wentz is Done in Philly”- Analyst Tips Veteran Quarterback for a Move to Indianapolis Colts

Published 12/08/2020, 2:00 PM EST


Carson Wentz continues to have a poor season in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has turned in a series of disappointing performances as the Eagles sit with a 3-8 record this season. At this rate, the Eagles will miss the Playoffs this year. And Wentz will take a majority of the blame.

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NFL analyst Nick Wright spoke on First Things First about the situation with Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. He believes that both need to part ways in order to move on and improve.

He said, “On Carson Wentz, I think I figured it out. Because what it sounds like he’s saying is, this year he needs to take a step back, and the Eagles next year probably need to move on and he needs a change of scenery if he’s going to have a chance at salvaging his career.” 

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However, Wright pointed out that the Eagles cannot afford to release him from his contract as Wentz earns a lot of money. Wentz’s sacking will count against the cap, paralyzing the Eagles from finding a replacement.

“The problem is, they can’t cut him. Next year, to cut him is $60 million against their cap, and the following year is $40 million against their cap. So he is uncuttable. The question then becomes, is he tradable? I think he is. You won’t get anything back for him.” 

Time up for Carson Wentz

Wright suggested that there is a solution to the Eagles’ dilemma- trading him to the Indianapolis Colts. Head Coach Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator in Philly when Carson Wentz was playing his best football.

“I think he’s tradable to the Colts. The Colts know Phillip Rivers isn’t back next year. Who’s the Colts Head Coach? Frank Reich.

“What’s the only time in Carson Wentz’s entire career that he’s been good? When Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. What do the Colts have that the Eagles don’t? A great offensive line.”

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Wright acknowledged that Wentz’s time in Philadelphia has come to an end, and he should look to greener pastures. “Phillip Rivers has been sacked 15 times all year. Carson Wentz gets sacked 15 times a month…

“If you’re the Eagles…your only path forward is convincing the Colts to take him…I think Wentz is done in Philly.”

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Where will the Philadelphia Eagles end up this season? Has Carson Wentz already played his last game for the Eagles? We will have to wait to find out the answers to these questions.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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