Carson Wentz is not interested in a backup role if Jalen Hurts continues to start for the Eagles. If the situation remains, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Wentz will push for a trade.
Wentz isn’t happy with how it went down, either.
“Although the Eagles’ quarterback situation remains fluid with three games left this season, Wentz is not pleased with the way events have unfolded in the organization,” Schefter writes.
“Eagles coach Doug Pederson has not said whether the quarterback switch is permanent — only going so far as to announce Hurts as the starter for Sunday — but player and team sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen last weekend that Hurts will remain the starter this season.”
Teams are expected to inquire about Wentz’s availability in a trade, Schefter adds.
If the Eagles ultimately trade Wentz, they need to make the decision by the second day of the 2021 league year. On the third day, his $22 million base salary for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed and his 2021 roster bonus ($10 million) is paid out.
Wentz is not the most tradeable player in the NFL. In 2019, he signed a four-year, $128 million extension. From a team’s perceptive, that will make you puke. Though if Wentz wants out, he could allow a restructure to better assist a trade.
If Wentz is moved, the Colts are the ideal landing spot. Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr have both proven that talented QBs can rebound if the team, coach, and organization fit. The Colts provide all three. What’s more, Wentz is an upgrade over the Colts’ options next season.
Of course, if Jalen Hurts turns out to be a bum, Wentz will be back in the ugly green. By bum, I mean as bad as Wentz this season…