February 18, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles Trade Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz has finally found a new home. 

On Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts traded for Wentz in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional second-rounder in 2022, according to ESPN. 

The second-rounder in 2022 transforms into a first-rounder if Wentz plays at least 75% of the snaps, or if he plays at least 70% of the snaps and the Colts clinch a playoff berth.

After a strong start to his career, Wentz struggled with injuries and feuded with the Eagles' former coaching staff. That, along with a drop-off in play, and the emergence of Jalen Hurts made Wentz expendable. 

Despite not being on the Eagles' roster, Wentz will still count as a $33.8 million dead cap hit in 2021. 

In his five-year Eagles career as a starter, Wentz threw for 16,811 yards and 113 touchdowns on a 62.7 completion percentage, with a record of 35-32-1. He also tossed away 50 interceptions.

Moving to the Colts, Wentz reunites with his former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who oversaw Wentz' best season as a pro in 2017, when he won 11 of 13 games, recorded a PFF grade of 84.9 and threw 33 touchdowns.

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