According to NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Chicago Bears “backed out of the trade talks” recently. The Bears had been considered a top-2 contender for Wentz in the weeks leading up to the finalized trade.
But neither one of those teams apparently wanted to get into a bidding war with the Colts. Indianapolis gave up a third-round pick and a future second-round pick that could become a first in exchange for Wentz.
Carson Wentz now reunites with Frank Reich, who served as the Eagles offensive coordinator during his best season in Philly.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) February 18, 2021
Head coach Matt Nagy managed to lead the Bears to the playoffs last year at 8-8, but 2021 could very well be a playoff-or-bust season for him.
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers seem equally lost at quarterback. Teddy Bridgewater was unremarkable in his first year with the team. But the team still has him under contract for a ton of money moving forward.
Both of those teams will likely be at the center of any and all trade rumors we hear leading up to free agency.
Which NFL team will make a blockbuster trade for a quarterback next?