Simply a couple of years removed from a near-MVP period, Carson Wentz is already gone.
The Eagles on Thursday agreed to trade Wentz to the Colts for a 2021 third-round choice and also a conditional 2022 second-round choice that can become a first-rounder, an organization source confirmed to various media Sports.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen initially reported the news.
“It is hard to think of a quarterback career arc analogous to Carson Wentz‘s. In the span of three years, he went from leading MVP candidate on a team that went on to win a Super Bowl to arguably the worst full-time starter in the NFL.
And he’s still just 28. All the things that accompanied that bizarre journey — the blockbuster contract extension just 20 months ago, the injuries and rapid regression, the drafting of Jalen Hurts — led to the implosion of what had once looked like a long-term marriage between the Philadelphia Eagles and a true franchise quarterback.
Wentz’s trade to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday is the next big spin of the dizzying quarterback carousel of 2021, but given what it may mean for the player — as well as the team he left and the one he is joining — it could be among the most momentous (pending a Deshaun Watson resolution).
We obviously can’t know for sure how this trade will work out, but we can take an educated look at the early fallout and prospects of Wentz’s move.”Source