With Matthew Stafford off the trade block and headed to the Rams, the eyes of QB-hungry general managers have gone to another QB who could be accessible: Carson Wentz.
Sources say that groups have started calling the Eagles on their previous starter Wentz, plotting a roadmap for an expected trade as groups draw nearer to the beginning of the league year.
The Eagles are not in a rush to trade Wentz – and truth be told as of now expect for him to return for 2021 under new coach Nick Sirianni – however they handled the calls and examined the issue. GM Howie Roseman will almost always listen, and this is the same.
While Stafford went to the Rams (in principle) in return for two future first-round picks, a third-rounder and Jared Goff, it’s unclear what the cost would be for Wentz. Be that as it may, it would need to be sufficient to make it justified, despite any trouble for the Eagles to trade somebody who might somehow factor intensely into their beginning QB conversation.
Concerning teams keen on Wentz, the Colts are constantly connected to him in light of their need at QB and in view of coach Frank Reich. They will approach all the accessible passers this offseason. There are others.
Wentz signed a four-year, $128 million extension in June of 2019, and due to the manner in which it’s structured, a release is almost inconceivable. Yet, a trade before his $10 million roster bonus is expected on March 19 would give the Eagles a more sensible dead cash charge of $33.8 million, while another group would take on $25.4 million in salary – and a four-year, $98.4 million existing agreement.
Wentz and his representatives have not yet officially requested a trade, as indicated by sources, however it’s clear his relationship with the team has been stressed over the previous year and it will require more communication to mend it. The team’s firing of Doug Pederson, who sidelined Wentz for Jalen Hurts this season, didn’t control the entirety of Wentz’s concerns, sources say.
With Stafford and Goff off the table, the supply of veteran QBs really accessible dwindled quickly, maybe expanding Wentz’s worth. About his quarterbacks recently, Sirianni said he has two “top-notch” QBs in Wentz and Hurts.
Inquired as to whether Wentz will be on the roster in 2021, Sirianni said: “I can’t answer that.”
Sirianni said for the current week in an interview with SportsRadio 94 WIP in Philly the group is anticipating open competition at all positions, including quarterback. That would appear to show it’ll be Wentz vs. Hurts in training camp – if Wentz is as yet an individual from the team.