Carson Wentz Trade Rumors: Two Potential Deals Philadelphia Eagles Can Explore

Published 02/10/2021, 7:02 PM EST


Carson Wentz ended the 2019 season as one of the top performers of the season. He led Philadelphia Eagles to the NFC East title with a 9-7 record. However, his season ended on a sour note. The Eagles were knocked out in the Wild Card Round.

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They suffered a 17-9 loss at the hands of Russell Wilson-led Seattle Seahawks as Wentz exited the game in the first half with a concussion. He was ruled out of the game but vowed to come back with a vengeance in 2020. It’s safe to say, things did not go as per plan for the former first-round pick.

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Wentz finished the season on the bench as the Eagles slumped to a 4-11 record. Wentz did not feature in the last two games of regular season as rookie Jalen Hurts got some playing time. It must be noted that Hurts did not disappoint in that short window.

But the Eagles still finished bottom of the NFC East table. They parted ways with long-term coach Doug Pederson and appointed 39-year old former Indianapolis Colts DC Nick Sirianni as their new head coach.

But what does that mean for the short-term future of Carson Wentz with the Eagles?

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Will Carson Wentz stay put in Philly for the 2021 NFL season?

  • Chicago Bears

Carson Wentz still has more than a year remaining on his current deal with the Eagles. He signed a four-year contract in June 2019 worth more than $128 million (including bonuses). But he could follow former teammate and Super Bowl winner, Nick Foles, to Chicago in the offseason.

Coach Matt Nagy is reportedly still unsure about the potential of Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky. Wentz could be brought in and given one last shot in exchange for the former first-round pick.

  • Indianapolis Colts

Everyone knows the relationship between Carson Wentz and Colts HC Frank Reich, The latter spent extensive time with Wentz while serving as Eagles co-ordinator between 2016-17. It was Wentz’s rookie season in the league and he ended with a 7-9 record but formed an unbreakable bond with Reich over the course of his season.

Back in 2018, the Colts were preparing to bring in Wentz on a long-term deal. Coach Reich did not hold back on his admiration for his former pupil.

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Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) throws a pass under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Benson Mayowa (95) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

“Obviously (Wentz) was having a phenomenal year (in 2017), just a phenomenal year and probably was the MVP and deserved every bit of it….It was just fun watching him grow as a player, just in the short two years that we were there together and truly one of my coaching highlights was a chance to work with him. He’s just a class act,” Reich said three years ago.

Is 2021 the year we see a Reich-Wentz reunion with the Colts? With Philip Rivers out of the picture for good, this deal might just go through in the coming weeks.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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