Carson Wentz Expected To Request Trade This Offseason

     

According to a report by Chris Mortensen, Eagles QB Carson Wentz is expected to request a trade this offseason. 

Carson Wentz

“Carson Wentz… his relationship with the Eagles is all but fractured,” Mortensen said on ESPN as transcribed by Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice. “In fact, it is fractured. Wentz is expected to ask the Eagles for a trade that will help the Eagles to facilitate a trade. The reaction of Jeffrey Lurie, the owner, will be vital. But right now, Wentz clearly wants out of Philadelphia and a fresh start somewhere else. That will be a big story in the offseason.”

Mortensen later reported that the Eagles are aware of this potential development. However, a team source tells Mortensen that their asking price for Wentz will be “significant.”

According to Mortensen, multiple teams are expected to have trade interest in Wentz including the Colts.

The Eagles have publicly and privately indicated they’re confident in and hope to keep Wentz in 2021. But Wentz was predictably upset about being benched for second-round QB Jalen Hurts.

If the two sides can’t salvage their relationship, then a trade might be the only resolution. Ian Rapoport reports if Wentz does become available, he would prefer to be traded to the Colts and reunited with HC Frank Reich above other destinations. 

Wentz, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $26.7 million rookie contract that included a $16.7 million signing bonus when the Eagles picked up his fifth-year option that would have cost them $22.78 million for the 2020 season. 

The Eagles then signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension going into the 2019 season that included $107 million in guarantees. 

In 2020, Wentz has appeared in 12 games for the Eagles and completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also rushed for 276 yards and five touchdowns.

We’ll have more on Wentz as the news is available. 

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