Philadelphia Eagles agree to trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts

Philadelphia Eagles agree to trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts

Jori Epstein


Carson Wentz has a brand-new house.

And the Philadelphia Eagles have actually split with their single franchise business quarterback.

After months of conjecture, the Eagles have actually concurred to trade Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, an individual with straight expertise of the bargain informed U.S.A. TODAY Sports onThursday The individual asked for privacy due to the fact that the bargain had actually not yet been formally introduced. ESPN was initial to report the bargain.

The Eagles will certainly gather a 2021 third-round draft choice and also conditional 2022 second-round choice, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. If Wentz dips into the very least 75% of offending breaks for the Colts, the 2022 option bumps to Indianapolis’ first-round option.

The separation follows a rough 2020 period in which Wentz won simply 3 of 12 begins and also eventually was benched for newbie Jalen Hurts.

Ball safety and security concerns afflicted Wentz, that tossed 15 interceptions (simply one except his goal mark) and also messed up 10 times, shedding 4. Wentz was additionally sacked a league-high 50 times for a loss of 326 lawns, a concern that was not aided by widespread injuries throughout the Eagles’ offending line.

The Eagles terminated head instructor Doug Pederson onJan 11, simply 3 periods after Pederson won aSuper Bowl Disagreement on employees concerns, consisting of just how to deal with Wentz and also Hurts moving on, added to the break in between Pederson and also group proprietorJeffrey Lurie Philadelphia spoke with a deep stable of mentoring prospects prior to eventually employing after that-Colts offending organizer Nick Sirianni onJan 24.

The Eagles prepared Wentz with the 2nd general option of the 2016 NFL draft. He began 68 video games throughout 5 periods for the Eagles, putting together a 35-32-1 document. He finished 62.7% of masquerade 16,811 lawns, 113 goals and also 50 interceptions. Wentz was called to the Pro Bowl in 2017, when he led the Eagles to an 11-2 begin prior to tearing his ACL in what would certainly come to be the Eagles’ Super Bowl- winning year.

In June 2019, the Eagles and also Wentz concurred to a four-year, $128 million agreement expansion via 2024.