The Carson Wentz era might be over in Philadelphia.
The Eagles are starting rookie Jalen Hurts at quarterback against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. Wentz has struggled all season long and he’s finally been benched in mid-December.
“Same reason I made the switch in the game. We need a spark. It’s not about one guy here. We all know we need to be better,” Doug Pederson told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. “Doing this for the same reason; we need a spark, offense has been poor for many reasons. Opportunity for Jalen’s development. Still have great belief in Carson as a QB and leader of the team. We have to get him better and the offense as well.”
Could this be the end of Wentz in Philadelphia?
Due to his big contract, Wentz isn’t getting cut anytime soon. However, it’s possible that someone will have interest in trading for the former top NFL Draft pick.
Two NFL teams have been mentioned the most for a possible trade with the Eagles: the Colts and the Patriots.
Indianapolis, of course, is coached by Wentz’s former offensive coordinator in Frank Reich. The Patriots, meanwhile, have a major question mark at the quarterback position.
Carson Wentz should have trade value this offseason, and it's worth noting — the connection between Colts coach Frank Reich and Wentz in 2017 was genuine. They had a strong relationship and Wentz played lights out for him. https://t.co/5pbk83SA6w
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 8, 2020
Philly would have to pay a huge chunk of that contract
We’ve seen Wentz succeed, but the coaching is horrid and that team hasn’t been the same since the SB win
— Justin Ramos (@patriotsnews247) December 8, 2020
Where do you want to see Wentz playing in 2021?