Report: Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz To Ask For Trade This Offseason

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While it appears that unless something unforeseen happens the Philadelphia Eagles are going to stick with Doug Pederson as their head coach entering the 2021 season.

What they do at the quarterback spot is a totally different story.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Wentz, who was the second overall pick of the Eagles back in the 2016 NFL Draft, is not happy being a backup to rookie Jalen Hurts, and wants out of Philadelphia this offseason.

Wentz is in the midst of his worst season as a pro, as in 12 games he’s led the team to a mark of 3-8-1, and has been sacked a NFL high 50 times.

The 28-year-old has thrown for 2620 yards in 2020, with 16 touchdowns and a NFL high 15 interceptions.

He was benched a few weeks back for Hurts, who was drafted by the Eagles in the second-round of this past NFL Draft.

Hurts has been impressive, leading the Eagles to an upset win in his debut over the New Orleans Saints, and in three starts he’s thrown for 989 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions.

He’s also rushed for 238 yards in three games as the Eagles starting quarterback, giving them another weapon in their offense.

The report states that Wentz will be a healthy scratch for the Eagles season finale Sunday night, a game at home in which they will look to play spoiler against the Washington Football Team.

In five seasons as the Eagles starter since being drafted, Wentz has compiled a mark of 35-32-1, with 113 touchdowns and 50 interceptions.

There likely will be plenty of interest in Wentz on the trade market, as teams like the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Washington Football Team, Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos all could use a quarterback entering 2021.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."


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