The Philadelphia Eagles have officially traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts. In exchange, the Eagles received a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick. Wentz has spent his five years in the league with the Philadelphia Eagles. Following a disappointing 2020, Carson Wentz has been traded and will be playing for a new franchise.
Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Agree to Carson Wentz Trade
Carson Wentz did not have a good 2020 season. Playing in just twelve games, he totaled 15 interceptions. This was the joint-worst record in the league. He also led the league in sacks with 50. His inability to pick up the blitz and make sensible decisions was on display throughout the twelve games until Jalen Hurts took over down the stretch. All of these stats, combined with his abysmal completion rate had him as one of the worst quarterbacks in 2020. He only managed to throw one more touchdown than interception. Not what the Eagles expected from their former second-overall pick.
In the three seasons prior he only had seven interceptions in each year and managed more than 20 touchdown passes each year. Since his incredible performances in the 2017 season, he has gradually got worse and worse. After helping lead his team to an 11-2 record and a Super Bowl victory he has regressed massively and has now been replaced as the starter in Philadelphia. During that 2017 season, he managed 33 touchdowns and 3,296 yards on 265 attempts. It remains his best season in the league as he posted a quarterback rating of 78.5.
Since then he has been hampered by the number of injuries on the Eagles roster. Despite that, he should have brought in more division titles and more playoff appearances than he has managed to do.
You could say the writing has been on the wall for Wentz since the Super Bowl win. After watching his back-up get the job done and then have a statue erected in his honor he can’t be blamed for maybe falling out of love with Philadelphia. He has failed to progress as well as many expected him to. His new team and coaching staff will be hoping that they can get him back to his 2017 form and he can lead them to the playoffs and beyond.
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