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Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Colts for package of draft picks

Carson Wentz trade

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded QB Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a package of draft picks that could turn into a 2022 first-rounder, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Wentz has been the center of trade speculation since the offseason began, with the Chicago Bears and Colts the teams most interested in his services. It was believed the Eagles were holding out for a first-round pick for Wentz, which may end up being the case in 2022 depending on the draft pick qualifiers.

Wentz was selected by the Eagles with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and was having an MVP-worthy season in 2017 before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. He was one of the worst quarterbacks — statistically — in the NFL in 2020, but a change of scenery could lead to a rebound in performance in a city like Indianapolis that is more in-line with his demeanor and personality. He’ll reunite with Frank Reich, too, who was part of the Eagles coaching staff during Wentz’s most productive seasons.

The trade puts the Eagles squarely in the first-round quarterback market. Armed with the sixth overall pick, there’s a a good chance Philadelphia will use that selection to draft whichever of the top four passers fall to them.

Bryan Perez

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