Carson Wentz Would Not Accept Backup Role With Eagles Long-Term


According to Adam Schefter, Eagles QB Carson Wentz would not be happy being the backup in Philadelphia long-term and would want to move on if the team sticks with Jalen Hurts

Carson Wentz

Wentz is predictably not pleased with the way events have unfolded this season, with second-round rookie Hurts likely starting the final three games of the season ahead of Wentz after winning his debut against the Saints last week. 

The Eagles have publicly and privately indicated they’re confident in and hope to keep Wentz in 2021. But Schefter writes his benching will have teams inquiring about Wentz in trade talks this offseason, and there could be some interest on the part of Wentz. 

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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