REPORT: Carson Wentz Demanding Out of Philly Because Jalen Hurts Took His Starting QB Job
The Carson Wentz era in Philly is truly over now.
Not only has he lost his starting job, but now Wentz reportedly wants out of the franchise because he is less than thrilled about losing his starting job to a rookie QB, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“Carson Wentz is not interested in being a backup quarterback and would want to move on from the Eagles if the current situation — with Jalen Hurts starting under center — continues in Philadelphia, sources connected to the team told ESPN.
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, according to sources.
Team sources told ESPN earlier this month that the Eagles intend to keep Wentz despite his season-long struggles and want him be a major part of their team going forward.
But if the Eagles ultimately decide to move on from Wentz, they must make that decision by the second day of the 2021 league year — sometime in mid-March — because on the third day of the league year, his $22 million base salary for 2022 becomes fully guaranteed and his 2021 roster bonus of $10 million also is paid out.”
Wentz’s contract will be the biggest obstacle in trying to move him.