Carson Wentz Talks About the First Time He Contemplated Moving on From the Philadelphia Eagles

Published 03/20/2021, 4:55 PM EDT
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


With the start of the new league year on March 17th, quarterback Carson Wentz was no longer a Philadelphia Eagles player. After being traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 3rd-round pick and a conditional 2022 2nd-round pick that could turn into a 1st, Wentz can now finally look past his time in Philly that ended on a rather sour note.

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Touted by many as the Eagles QB1 for years to come, Wentz sure looked the part early on. Carrying the franchise to the Playoffs the season they made the Super Bowl, Wentz seemed to have all the ingredients to be a franchise QB.

But all that changed in 2020. The QB had a disastrous season throwing 16 TDs for 15 interceptions. This prompted the team to ultimately bench him for rookie Jalen Hurts. And it was one particular moment during the previous season that made believe that his time in Philly was over.

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The end of the road at Philly for Carson Wentz

During a segment of the Pat McAfee show, Carson Wentz reflected on his time in Philly. And Wentz said being benched for the Green Bay Packers game is what made him his doubt his future with the franchise.

“Once Green Bay happened and all of a sudden I’m watching games from the sideline, you have a million thoughts. You can’t control them,” Wentz said.

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Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) playing against the Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

“You’re like, ‘maybe there, maybe there, or maybe I’m going to be here and we’re going to work it out.’ All of those things go through your mind.”

Further commenting on his last season with the franchise, Wentz said that the drafting of Jordan Love had no bearing on his performances.

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“The way the season went obviously wasn’t ideal. When Jalen was drafted, that had no bearing on me. I trusted the organization,” he said.

“So, I was devoted to them and I felt like they were devoted to me. I trusted the pick. That had no bearing on my confidence or my abilities,” the quarterback added.

Now signed with the Colts, do you feel Wentz can regain the form that made him one of the most promising quarterbacks in the league?

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Shivayan Roy

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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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