Well it finally happened, Carson Wentz’s long awaited trade went through Thursday morning. After being benched for Jalen Hurts, the former No. 2 overall pick requested a trade back in January. Since then many have wondered who would end up taking a shot on him.
We finally have our answer. The Indianapolis Colts sent a 2021 third round pick along with a conditional 2022 second round pick to the Eagles. The conditional second round pick will become a first round pick if Wentz is able to play over 75% of the Colts offensive snaps next year, or 70% plus the Colts make the playoffs.
Carson Wentz gets to reunite with Frank Reich who was the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles during Carson’s best season with the team. During that year Wentz threw for 3,296 yards, 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 games. Many thought Carson would be named NFL MVP before suffering a torn ACL, ending his season early.
This is a perfect risk/reward for the Indianapolis Colts. The roster that they currently have is Super Bowl ready, and I don’t think that is really a question. Really their only question was the quarterback position. Even though he was one of the worst starting quarterback last season, I still think Caron Wentz has plenty of potential. Even after taking the gross contract he comes with the Colts still have roughly $54M in cap room.