Howie Roseman: Trading Carson Wentz “not anything we are talking about right now”

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The future of Carson Wentz was the subject of several questions to Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman at Monday’s press conference.

Sunday brought another report that Wentz wants out after being benched for Jalen Hurts this season, but there was also word that the team’s plan is to press pause and let things settle down before making any decisions. Roseman suggested that was the case on Monday.

He said that the team has “to come back and look at it with fresh eyes” because things are too “raw” right after the 4-11-1 season came to an end.

“In terms of Carson, I don’t think it’s a secret that we moved up for him because of what we thought about him as a person, as a player. We gave him that extension because of the same things. And so, when you have players like that, they are like fingers on your hand. You can’t even imagine that they are not part of you; that they are not here. That’s how we feel about Carson.”

While Roseman’s imagination doesn’t extend to a Wentz-less future, he didn’t rule out the possibility that things will go that way when asked about a trade.

“That is not anything we are talking about right now,” Roseman said. “We are talking about a guy that’s immensely talented, has a great work ethic and doing whatever we can to put him in the best possible situation to be successful.”

Roseman said many times that the Eagles’ lack of success didn’t fall entirely on one person, but it’s clear that setting the plan for Wentz will have a lot to do with setting the 2021 plan for the Eagles as a whole.

31 responses to “Howie Roseman: Trading Carson Wentz “not anything we are talking about right now”

  1. I can’t wait for Chip Kelly to weigh in on his old pal Howie and what’s going on.

  2. Wentz and Hurts in the same locker room isn’t going to work. Eagles are going to have to make a choice as to which one to keep.

  3. “We are not talking about it right now but we will be talking about it tomorrow”

  4. That organization killed any trust that they had from fans and probably players as well. Now they have shaken the confidence of two quarterbacks and shown their players that winning isn’t really the goal. What a monumental blow to a franchise culture that had been quite good. Un-freakin-believable!

  5. I hate this guy. I hope other eagles fans will join me in my boycott of the team untill Howie is fired.

    Honestly after last night, i think Doug has to go as well..

  6. His contract, attitude, and recent play makes his trade value nonexistent. If I’m Indy I force Philly to pay 3/4 of next two year, then I start listening.

  7. Trade? Who is going to be foolish enough to ttake on that contract? I think Pederson wants him gone.

  8. Dysfunctional- signing your QB to a large contract and then using a 2nd round pick to draft another QB.

  9. That statement is true. They talked about it last week and on Saturday but not today they arent.

  10. We would never trade or release such a giant football talent and credit to the organization. We’re talking possible MVP next year. Unless someone will give us a first round and take his contract.

  11. Goodell better understand the anger at what this guy and his head coach did to tarnish the league with their tank job last night. There needs to be accountability or they will have succeeded in turning the league into a joke. Who is ever going to buy a ticket to attend the last game of the season, knowing that outright tanking is permissible with the league? Do something Roger!

  12. Hurts has a long way to go before hes a legit NFL quarterback,Wentz needs a fresh start , so if im the birds Im looking to draft a franchise arm. Time to cut your losses with the big red head.

  13. Eagles fans who think Hurts is a long term solution as a starting QB are delusional.

  14. Crazy, I’m not sure they can escape Wentz’ contract..

    They are 72 mill over the cap, the dead money will make cutting him almost impossible.

    So either they cut him, or trade him with a pick to get a low pick, or trade him with a talented player for next to nothing.

    It’s going to be a dead contract baseball trade. Nobody will trade a pick to pay him that amount of money.

  15. not only won’t they get anything for wentz in a trade, they will probably have to pay someone a fortune just to take him off their hands…..

  16. Why is it that players get better when they leave this organization? The most recent example is Aggy. Eagles fans hated him but he just put up a 900 yard/8TD season!

  17. Seriously? Actions speak louder than words, you need to trade him or anything you say or do from here on out doesn’t mean a thing

  18. bmacwillconn says:
    January 4, 2021 at 5:29 pm
    Goodell better understand the anger at what this guy and his head coach did to tarnish the league with their tank job last night. There needs to be accountability or they will have succeeded in turning the league into a joke.

    ————

    So should the league also punish Mike Tomlin for resting Ben and “tanking” their game so that the Dolphins miss the playoffs?

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