Stephen A. Smith Claims the Bears Must Snub Carson Wentz and Persist With Mitchell Trubisky

Published 02/17/2021, 1:26 PM EST
Dec 13, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) throws a touchdown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports


Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles endured a poor outing in the NFL this season. They finished at the bottom of the NFC East behind arch-rivals Dallas Cowboys with a 4-11-1 record.

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Wentz, in particular, had a disastrous outing in 2020 throwing for 2,600+ yards with 16 passing TDs against 15 interceptions from 12 games.

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

He was so miserable that coach Doug Pederson dropped Wentz to the bench for the final two games of the regular season in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts.

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But after Pederson’s exit earlier this year, newly appointed Eagles HC Nick Sirianni is not ready to cut ties with Wentz just yet.

Carson Wentz continues to be linked to the Frank Reich-led Indianapolis Colts and NFC North franchise Chicago Bears. But a certain sportscaster believes the Bears are better off without the misfiring Wentz.

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Analyst gives his take on the Carson Wentz-Mitchell Trubisky dilemma

Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith were at it again on the latest segment of ESPN’s First Take. Smith had an interesting take on a potential Carson Wentz-Mitchell Trubisky trade deal which might go through in the coming weeks.

He said, “I can’t see the Bears trying to move their problems, trying to move Eagles old problems from Philadelphia to Chicago. I don’t see that, I don’t see that with Nagy.

“I just don’t see that happening…Don’t think we ever talked about him (Mitchell Trubisky) as badly as we talked about Carson Wentz last season.

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

“So why am I making that move? Why am I thinking about Carson Wentz coming to Chicago? I don’t see it at all, I don’t see that at all.

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“I see Mitchell Trubisky standing right there. Well, in Chicago, I don’t think they’d be able to get anybody else outside of Carson Wentz,” Smith said on the show.

While Wentz had a disappointing season, Trubisky didn’t do any better. The 2017 second overall pick threw for 2,000+ yards with 16 touchdowns against 8 interceptions from 10 games.

With Nick Foles already on the Bears’ roster, coach Matt Nagy will think twice before sanctioning a deal for another aging quarterback.

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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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