Clearing the way for Jalen Hurts? Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz’s time in Philly has come to an end.
The Philadelphia Eagles have traded the former No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts. Interestingly, the Eagles didn’t much in return for Wentz, likely due to the fact the quarterback comes to Indy with a hefty contract attached to him.
Wentz is set to make $22 million in 2022, $25 million in 2023 and $26 million in 2024.
The Eagles will receive a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-round pick. This news was first reported by ESPN NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.
The trade follows a season in which rookie Jalen Hurts took over for Wentz during the season and completed 77 of 148 pass attempts for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. Hurts also ran for 354 yards and three touchdowns.
The team was 3-8-1 when Hurts took over and the rookie won his first start, beating the New Orleans Saints.
Hurts took over for the final four and a half games of the season after Wentz threw for 2,620 yards but had 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for the struggling Eagles.