By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Carson Wentz will be the new starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. In exchange, the Eagles are receiving a 2021 third-round draft pick.
Also, Philadelphia will receive a conditional second-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. The second-round draft pick could turn into a first-round draft pick.
The Eagles are also taking a huge cap hit by making this deal. Wentz had a horrible deal and that impacted the teams, who were interested in adding him.
Philadelphia is now responsible for a $33.8 million dead cap hit by trading away Wentz. The Eagles will have the largest dead cap hit in 2021 in NFL history.
The Colts were the most logical fit for Wentz from the very beginning. Wentz was unhappy about being benched last season to rookie Jalen Hurts and wanted to move on.
Former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is the Colts head coach.
During the 2017 season under Reich, Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season. Then in December of that season, he tore his ACL against the Los Angeles Rams.
Since the injury, Wentz has had a losing record as a starter. He’s 17-21-1 since the 2018 season.
Reich is hoping that he can help change Wentz in Indianapolis. He worked wonders with Philip Rivers this past season before his retirement.
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