Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Colts’ Carson Wentz expected to be traded to the Commanders

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Washington Commanders wanted Russell Wilson. However, now the team will have to settle for Carson Wentz.

The Commanders have reached an agreement in principle to add Wentz once the new league year begins. He returns to the NFC East with this transaction.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz looks on before a game
Carson Wentz looks on before a game (Photo by Carson Wentz/Instagram)

The Indianapolis Colts are receiving a package of draft picks. The Colts will get the Commanders’ third-round draft picks in the 2022 and 2023 NFL Drafts.

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There is an incentive tied to the 2023 third-round draft pick. It can turn into a 2023 second-round draft pick based on Wentz’s snap count.

If he plays in 70% of the team’s snaps, then the Commanders will forfeit a second-round draft pick to the Colts.

In addition, the team was also involved in a draft swap. The team swapped their second-round picks as the Colts moved up five spots with this move.

The Colts had the 47th overall pick. Now, they will have the 42nd overall pick.

The Commanders will also pay his $28 million salary in 2022. He will also receive a $5 million roster bonus from the team.

Since the end of the season, there was speculation that the Colts wanted to move on from Wentz. Indianapolis will now look to add a new quarterback to lead their team moving forward.

The Colts start over, while Wentz gets another fresh start elsewhere. Can Ron Rivera fix Wentz?

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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