The Philadelphia Eagles likely thought multiple teams would be reaching out to throw a first round or even multiple first round picks in exchange for having Carson Wentz when he demanded a trade during the 2020 season. After watching with the Detroit Lions got for Matt Stafford, they had hoped those deals would be coming. It never happened.
The Stafford deal with the Detroit Lions cost the Los Angeles Rams a pair of first-rounders, a third-rounder, and Jared Goff.
The Eagles got a Colts’ third-round pick, and a 2022 second-rounder that could bump up to a first if Wentz playing time goals are reached, and/or the Colts reach the playoffs. ESPN’s Tim McManus told Get Up that the Eagles are “not thrilled” with the return they got, per 247Sports.
“They recognize the return they got vs. what they invested in (Wentz) does not match up. The reality is they were selling at a low point.”
“Carson Wentz was coming off one of the worst years of his career — one of the worst years of any quarterback in the NFL last year — he’s due to make 47 million over the next two seasons and he’s got some questions about coachability that he needs to answer,” McManus continued. “That was known throughout the league. The market was pretty warm.
“There was one team really hot after him because of Frank Reich‘s connection to Wentz, and that was the Colts. So I don’t think the Eagles wake up happy to this, but they recognize it was fair market value, all things considered.”
Teams like the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers were never serious contenders to get Wentz.