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Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Colts for two draft picks

Feb 18, 2021 at 9:07 AM--


According to ESPN, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could become a first-rounder.


The San Francisco 49ers had reportedly inquired about Wentz early on. It is unknown how serious general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan were about the quarterback. The team may have simply been doing its due diligence to determine the market value for a player like Wentz. There is no indication that San Francisco looked into the opportunity any further.

The Eagles drafted Wentz out of North Dakota State with the No. 2 overall pick in 2016. He completed 251-of-437 attempts (57.4 percent) for 2,620 yards with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions through 12 games last season. Philadelphia benched an ineffective Wentz for Week 14, starting rookie Jalen Hurts in his place.

The quarterback has passed for more than 3,000 yards in each of his four previous seasons and threw for a career-high 4,039 with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2019.

Wentz, 28, has completed 62.7 percent of his passes for 16,811 yards with 113 touchdowns and 50 interceptions through his five NFL seasons. He was selected to his only Pro Bowl in 2017 but could not participate after suffering a torn ACL during Week 14. The Eagles went on to win Super Bowl LII without Wentz.





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