Carson Wentz Trade Confirmed; Indianapolis Colts Win the Race for Eagles Quarterback

Published 02/18/2021, 3:35 PM EST
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) gets a pass away while under pressure from Green Bay Packers defensive end Dean Lowry (94) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


After a long and arduous season in 2020, Carson Wentz has finally secured a move away from the Philadelphia Eagles as per NFL insider reports. The Frank Reich-led Indianapolis Colts have secured the signing of Wentz for the upcoming season.

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The Matt Nagy-coached Chicago Bears were also reportedly in talks for a possible trade deal involving Wentz. But that did not work out as the Colts have eventually won the race for the Eagles quarterback.

Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) trips on a play against the New York Giants during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Carson Wentz-led Philadelphia Eagles suffered a disastrous outing in the NFL last year. They finished right at the bottom of the NFC East behind archrivals Dallas Cowboys. Wentz was made the scapegoat for their sub-par displays.

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The former North Dakota man ended his season with 2,600+ passing yards with 16 touchdowns. But he also threw an embarrassing 15 interceptions in 12 games.

Former HC Doug Pederson had a fallout with the misfiring veteran and started rookie QB Jalen Hurts for the last 2 games of their campaign.

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Indianapolis Colts secure their quarterback in the form of Carson Wentz

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As per the latest reports from NFL insider Mike Garafolo, the Eagles have successfully offloaded their wantaway quarterback.

They will receive a 2021 3rd-round pick and a conditional 2022 2nd-rounder from Indianapolis Colts in exchange for Carson Wentz.

The source further added that the 2022 conditional 2nd-round pick becomes a 1st-round selection if Wentz plays 75% of the snaps in 2021, or 70% and the Colts make the Playoffs.

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