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The fact that the Philadelphia Eagles have yet to trade quarterback Carson Wentz may not fall entirely on the Eagles. Some of it may have to do with Wentz.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wentz appears to prefer the Indianapolis Colts as his next team. The Chicago Bears are also said to be in the mix. What seems to be at question here is just how interested the Colts are in Wentz.
“If the Colts had best offer, it’s likely a deal would be done at this point. Wentz’s preference would be Indy, which would expedite agreement,” McLane tweeted. “Probable cause for delay. … If Colts’ interest is mild, then there is little he could do to prevent a trade to the Bears.”
Wentz and the Eagles are coming off a year of misery. Wentz was benched in favor of Jalen Hurts, and the Eagles finished 4-11-1 for last place in the lousy NFC East.
At any rate, both the Colts and Bears appear to be growing impatient as they hold trade talks with the Eagles.
“A person with knowledge of the Eagles’ negotiations — who was granted anonymity so he could speak freely on an impending trade — told NJ Advance Media the potential trade partners have remained ‘disciplined’ in negotiations, unwilling to meet the Eagles’ demands,” Mike Kaye of NJ.com reported.
Wentz, 28, threw for 2,620 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games this past season, but he was also picked off a career-high 15 times.
“The Indianapolis Colts have asked for additional compensation — a player, players or picks — along with Wentz in order to get close to the Eagles’ demands, according to a third person with knowledge of negotiations, who also was granted anonymity,” Kaye wrote. “That person said another undisclosed Eagles player has been brought up in discussions.”