Eagles agree to trade Carson Wentz to Colts

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Carson Wentz is heading to Indianapolis.

The Eagles have agreed to trade the 2016 No. 2 overall pick to the Colts, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. Philadelphia will receive a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-round pick.

The Colts were the natural destination for Wentz, who has familiarity with head coach Frank Reich from their shared time in Philadelphia. Reich was Wentz’s offensive coordinator for the first two years of his career from 2016-2017.

For the Eagles, the compensation is not as grand as the “Matthew Stafford package” they reportedly desired. But NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports the conditional pick will become a first-round selection if Wentz plays 75 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps, or 70 percent of the snaps and the team makes the playoffs.

That means if Wentz is not performing well by midseason, Indianapolis would have a strong incentive to bench him.

Still the trade represents a fresh start for a quarterback who was at one point an MVP candidate, but in 2020 ended up riding the pine in Philadelphia.

107 responses to “Eagles agree to trade Carson Wentz to Colts

  1. Eagles trade carson wentz for a bag of footballs and a kicking tee……Howie roseman is the worst gm in the NFL.

  2. Well, I guess you can say the Eagles are consistently inconsistent.

    Good on them for sneaking in a Superbowl run though.

  3. 75% of the plays?????? Dude won’t make it half the season. Funny what the actual price for Washed Up Wentz was!!!!!

  4. Ugh! That’s all they got? Howie Roseman is the worst GM in the NFL. Prepare for another 4 win season my fellow Eagles fans. Brutal!

  5. Eagles are lucky to get what they did. I think Wentz will do well under Reich, only problem is I have heard he selfish and an egomaniac. I really thought they would have to ship a over draft capital like Goff and Osweiler, but maybe Snead and McVay just really wanted Goff out. Cap penalty is crazy but Hurts is cheap so they can punt 2021 and try to build after. They still wont be good with Howie. Hurts or Siranni will be to blame from Lurie if Roseman does not draft anyone.

  6. Great trade for Indy. Perfect city for Wentz – Midwest, smaller market. Won’t be affected by the noise in Philly. Wish him well there.

  7. Wentz and Goff, their teams couldn’t wait to draft them, then couldn’t wait to get rid of them

  8. Based on performance and injury history thinking it’s pretty safe to assume the Eagles will be getting a second round pick in 2022 .

  9. Quick, when was the last time Detroit did something other teams were envious of? Answer, never. #mindblown

  10. Before this all started I thought we may have to compensate a team to get us out of his contract, but now that’s it’s over it feels like we didn’t get enough for him.

    Good luck #11. I hope you take a new attitude and approach to Indy.

  11. rkt4mayor says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    Ugh! That’s all they got? Howie Roseman is the worst GM in the NFL.
    What do YOU think Wentz was worth? The dude has a huge contract and one good NFL season in his career. And has been getting hurt in addition to playing lousy football. The Eagles did a great job of getting rid of him.

  12. The fact that the Eagles didn’t have to put a return pick in Wentz’s pocket is a win for them. Not because Wentz doesn’t have potential, but because the Eagles played this terribly. They destroyed the market for their own player.

    I’m sure they’ll be fine. Their new genius coach will figure it all out.

  13. Gotta hand it to Pollard, he absolutely swindled the Eagles if Wentz gets them in the playoffs. And if they can keep pace with the Titans it’s absolutely possible.

  14. He supposed wasn’t much of a leader and lost the locker room & the huddle.
    What happens when the veterans turn on him in Indy?

  15. vtbear34 says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:17 pm
    As a Bears fan……Thank God……
    Because what you have is so much better, right?

  16. “If Doug Pederson couldn’t fix Wentz, why would Reich do any better?”

    Pederson’s offense was a poor fit for Wentz in that it didn’t feature many checkdowns and basically dared Wentz to make dangerous throws into coverage, which was very bad given he’s not a “chuck it into the stands and try again next play” sort of QB. Plenty of valid criticisms of Wentz’s attitude, mechanics, etc, but he would without question have a better chance in an offense that didn’t encourage his weaknesses.

  17. realnuancedgoose says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:15 pm
    Good riddance to bad rubbish! Goodbye Wentz!!


    With the Colts largely ready to roll, you’re going to regret that statement. Your team won a Super Bowl, forgot who Myles Sanders was last year, and lost Frank Reich, Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz within a year and a half of each other. Hurts seems to be a phenomenal person, but probably not a full-time starting quarterback. Lane Johnson and their line is severely injury prone. You’re starting over.

    Good luck.

  18. lol!!

    that contract and now loss of picks! yikes! why not just wait until he would be cut on june 1???

    Love it!

  19. Roseman messed up the last two drafts and now he gave Wentz away for almost nothing if he don’t draft one of the top wide receivers in this up coming draft he should be fired on the spot.

  20. I still say wentz hasn’t been right after getting whacked in the head bye clowney. But it wasn’t a big deal in the media’s eyes because they love Seattle

  21. So barring a significant injury the 2022 pick will be a first. If he stinks it up, they most likely will just play him all season and tank for the higher pick of their own and Philly’s

  22. My biggest concern is Wentz’ health. The Colts at one time had the greatest QB in the history of The IR list in Andrew Luck. Every year it was “If Luck can stay healthy” but that rarely happened. This is still that same team. Yes they added some over achieving offensive line pieces but that only rose their status from awful to passible. Not the most encouraging situation for an often injured QB like Wentz. Hope that fourth round QB the Colts picked up last year gets his throwing arm ready. With that being said this was probably the one time Chris Ballards stinginess looks genius since there is a very good chance Wentz doesn’t finish the season and they didn’t overpay for another IR roster spot.

  23. As mentally weak as he seems to be, he is going to a pretty good team, so this might work out. As long as he stays healthy and just fits in instead of trying to prove he’s some alpha dog, which seems to have turned off his past teammates, he should be fine.

  24. Why the hurry? Nobody else wanted Wentz. Colts could have waited longer and gotten him for the 3rd rounder and nothing else.

  25. We will all find out who got the better deal….in a year.

    THe last time that Wentz played well was in Philly, when Frank Reich, now his head coach, was the offensive coordinator.

  26. If he is selfish he won’t last long with the colts that locker room won’t stand for it And Reich knows that

  27. Surprised that any team was willing to take on that contract AND give up draft picks. If Wentz gets the Colts to the Superbowl, it would be worth what they paid. If he doesn’t, they paid way to much.

  28. donterrelli says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm
    I kinda feel bad for Jacoby Brissett. He deserved the starting role.


    Give it time. Jacoby may still end up with the starting role….

  29. kingwalleye says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:19 pm
    As a Bears fan I’m happy today.
    Enjoy Nick Foles!

  30. Brenen Ostler says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:02 pm
    “If Doug Pederson couldn’t fix Wentz, why would Reich do any better? Smh” – – – – Let’s see…which coach still has a job in the NFL? And which coach was awesome…until his assistants starting leaving? Pederson wasn’t the secret sauce in Philly.

  31. donterrelli says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm
    I kinda feel bad for Jacoby Brissett. He deserved the starting role.

    Every backup to Wentz has wound up playing. This may actually by Brissett’s best path back to the starting job.

  32. Fans: Eagles have no leverage! Wentz is garbage! He’s washed! His contract is terrible, and they won’t get anything for him.

    Eagles then get a third and a second that could turn into a first.

    Fans: Eagles got fleeced!

    You can’t have it both ways, guys.

    Given the way he played last year — and for significant parts of each season after the injury in 2017 — anyone would be crazy to give up much for him. I think the Eagles did okay here.

  33. With an offensive line Wentz will do well. Perfect fit for him. He was done in Philly when foles replaced him and won superbowl.

  34. donterrelli says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm
    I kinda feel bad for Jacoby Brissett. He deserved the starting role.
    He had it once.
    He blew it.

  35. the first and second picks of the 2015 draft and now the 2016 draft all have new homes…crazy

  36. Aaargggh…I wish Pace would have offered a first. I did not want Wentz. He got deactivated. Not just benched. Sudfield\Hurts are not starters. Maybe he can change his personality and attitude. But his mechanics and field presence is hot garbage. Obviously I am not a GM so I guess I will trust Ballard. I hope we sign a solid backup. Methinks he will play a lot.

  37. Wentz wanted out and tanked. I think the Colts will ended up the winners of this deal. When Wentz gives 100% he’s a good QB.

  38. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:55 pm
    donterrelli says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:14 pm
    I kinda feel bad for Jacoby Brissett. He deserved the starting role.

    Every backup to Wentz has wound up playing. This may actually by Brissett’s best path back to the starting job.
    Brissett is a free agent.

  39. when do the colts play the eagles? Wentz is gonna throw for 500 yards on them if he’s healthy by then

  40. Howie Roseman drafted 1 Pro Bowler (Wentz) in the last 7 drafts, and now he was forced to trade him. Roseman’s poor drafting turned a Super Bowl team into a last place team, and got his coach fired and his franchise QB traded for pennies on the dollar. Yet Jeffrey Lurie still swears by the guy. Eagles fans like myself are screwed as long as Jeffrey Lurie continues to allow Howie Roseman to blow draft pick after draft pick.

  41. As a Chiefs fan, im glad to see this trade…it take the Colts from being a legit contender to a legit pretender.

  42. Huge win for Wentz and the Colts. The Colts have a strong offensive line, running back, defense, and have much better wide receivers, now it’s up to Wentz to partner with Reich and play within the system. Wentz has all the tools and showed us before he can do it.

    I honestly think tho is the best fit for him and he will end up being a solid QB. Everyone wants to blame Wentz for Phillys offense last year but Wentz was playing with a bunch of third string lineman and second rate players at all the skill positions. Not taking blame away from him but this is a huge upgrade in terms of talent.

  43. Great move by Indy. The Colts will be able to protect him in the pocket and the Colts will win the AFC South. I don’t like the move as it makes the AFC that much tougher (which is why the Eagles didn’t send him to NFC). The Eagles will be lucky to win 4 games next year.

  44. Now I feel the Stafford trade was GENIUS for the Lions! We got waaaay more value. I have high hopes for the new regime.

  45. Good deal for the Colts. Eagles need to get some weapons, heck get one starting caliber receiver! Nothing bad backups on that offense. I don’t think any QBs would have done well there last season.

  46. What a stupid trade by the Colts. Giving up a second round pick and another second round pick which could become a first AND taking on that bloated contract for a grown man with a terrible work ethic and who pouts when he gets benched for sucking? It may end up being worth it but Yutz has shown nothing these last two years to show he should even be a starting QB let alone a franchise QB worth his contract.

    It looks like Philly had to eat the rest of his prorated bonus (~$34M). They’re probably happy to be rid of that boat anchor of a contract for a guy who was the worst starting QB in the league last year. I guess $128M doesn’t buy very much anymore.

  47. The cost to acquire him was very minimal if they believe he can be a good QB again. The contract is bad, but every team with a good QB will have a bad QB contract at some point.

  48. To help facilitate the transaction, several cheesesteak sandwiches were also sent to Indy…

  49. Somehow it still feels like the Colts overpaid. Of course if he lives up to potential it will be a bargain, but having 2/3 of one season to decide before losing a first-round pick could be dicey.

  50. edelmanfanclub says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Eagles are lucky to get what they did. I think Wentz will do well under Reich, only problem is I have heard he selfish and an egomaniac.


    “Selfish egomaniac” is just another way to say “quarterback.”

  51. Maybe Frank Reich can get Wentz back to his old form. This is where he wanted to go, so he got his wish. The Eagles, on the other hand, practically gave him away. That’s embarrassing.

  52. The first 4 years of Wentz’s career, when he had a supporting cast, he was:
    W/L = 32-24-0
    63.8 Comp%
    TD/INT = 97/35
    QB Rating = 92.7

    He was horrible last season because they had no offensive line and no playmaking WRs.

    Remember what happened to the great Patrick Mahomes when he lost his offensive line in the Super Bowl? Remember how they ran Ryan Tannehill out of Miami when he had no supporting cast and is flourishing on Tennessee? This is a wait and see.

  53. Wentz you better take advantage of this opportunity and not blow it. If you blow his, your looking at 2nd or 3rd string making league minimum. And you could cost Reich his job in the process.

  54. Hopefully, Lurie now realizes just how bad a GM Howie Roseman really is. If he doesn’t, he’ll fully deserve the treatment he’ll be getting from the fans when they finally return to the Linc next fall.

  55. greedyjimfromtonhicken says:
    February 18, 2021 at 12:35 pm
    Roseman messed up the last two drafts and now he gave Wentz away for almost nothing if he don’t draft one of the top wide receivers in this up coming draft he should be fired on the spot.
    He should have been fired on the spot right after the season . They allowed him to stay and he hired a coach that rivals Freddy ” love me some ” Kitchens . Now instead of getting a fresh start the Eagles will have Roseman waste at least another yea and draft along with no direction or hope to improve .

  56. Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts in getting a great regular season quarterback.

  57. Carson Wentz

    17-21-1 since tearing his ACL in 2017.

    What you’ve been seeing is what you’re getting, Indy. Good luck!

  58. Everyone agreed Goff and Wentz should be drafted 1 and 2, just like Marcus Mariotta and Jameis Winston. I actually think Wentz has a chance to succeed, provided the Colts get a tackle to replace Castanzo.

  59. So colts didnt want to give Brady a 2 year deal for this? Might as well have kept rivers for another year he’s better than Wince

  60. I wouldnt have gave that for Wentz but the Colts were desperate. They were the only real bidder, and the Eagles wernt going to keep Wents. The Bears probably were interested, but no doubt Wentz wasnt interested in them which should have killed their interest. Im not saying wait until August once the Eagles are willing to give him away just to get him off their hands, but the Colts could have waited this one out a little longer. Seems like a lot to give up for a guy who is marginally better than Jacoby Brisset and thats if things go well. Reich has to think he can revert Wentz back to his earlier form when Reich was with the Eagles.

  61. Eagles team is in rebuild mode. Gettin sacked 50 plus times wears on a guy. If colts can’t get him straightened out then he’s done for good. Retires a rich man anyway!

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