Colts “Likely Landing Place” As Eagles Get Closer To Trading QB Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz is getting closer and closer to wearing a new uniform for the 2021 season and beyond.
Two NFL personnel sources tell Les Bowen and Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Philadelphia Eagles are getting close to trading the disgruntled quarterback.
The Inquirer added the Colts appear to be a “likely landing place” should Wentz be moved at some point.
Colts GM Chris Ballard said in a radio interview on Friday that they are “exploring lots of options” right now, but no trade was close as of today.
“There’s no trade going down right now. Not today, not the Colts,” Ballard said.
The Inquirer listed the Colts, Bears, Broncos and Panthers as teams who could be in the trade market for a quarterback.
If Wentz is moved, the Eagles are expected to get a heavy load of draft picks back for him.
Howard Eskin of 94 WIP reports that a deal could get done at some point next week.
The 28-year-old Wentz was benched late in the 2020 season in favor of rookie QB Jalen Hurts. He still appeared in 12 games and recorded 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.