‘They Were Done With Each Other’- Insider Spills the Beans on Carson Wentz-Doug Pederson Fallout

Published 02/20/2021, 1:25 PM EST


The Carson Wentz saga has finally drawn to an end this week. The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts agreed on a deal involving the veteran NFL quarterback. Colts HC Frank Reich will finally reunite with his former Eagles protege since leaving Philly in 2017.

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The Eagles had a dismal outing in the NFL last year. They finished at the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-11-1 record. Wentz’s relationship with former Philly boss Doug Pederson soured towards the end of his tenure.

Now, Adam Schefter opens up about what exactly went wrong between the pair and what the future holds for Carson Wentz in Indiana.

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NFL Network correspondent Adam Schefter was the latest guest on The Dan Kincade Show. Schefter went on to address the rumored ‘rift’ between Wentz and the now-sacked Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

He said, “The truth is, he’s Deshaun Watson without the headlines…I mean it was real, he didn’t wanna be there. He was done, he was moving on.

“They knew he wanted to move on, they knew he didn’t want to be there and yes, Doug Pederson was a big reason.

Oct 22, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes the ball against the New York Giants during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

“A lot of head coaches and quarterbacks, over time, grow to not like each other or not want to work with each other…I just know that they were just done with each other,” Schefter said on the podcast.

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Coach Pederson was forced to bench Wentz towards the end of the last season in favor of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts. But the 28-year-old QB will be keen to prove his doubters wrong in the coming months.

Colts fans will hope that their new superstar shot-caller can lead them to the Playoffs next season. Do you think coach Reich will help Wentz rediscover his form in 2021? Tell us in the comments below.

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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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