Three potential trade packages for Carson Wentz
As we all sit on our hands and wait for the impending Wentz trade news to break, many have begun to speculate on the type of packages that the former #2 overall pick may be worth. What people believe they can get for Carson Wentz widely depends on their own views of him, so I’ve put together a few packages that I would consider fair value:
Bears Receive: Carson Wentz
Eagles Receive: 1st-round pick (#20 overall), 2021 3rd-round pick, CB Kyle Fuller
Standout linebacker Roquan Smith would be the pipedream here and Bears GM Ryan Pace has proven to overpay for QBs in the past. If Howie Roseman isn’t able to pull enough strings, Kyle Fuller would be a decent consolation prize. The Bears drafted promising corner Jaylon Johnson in the second round of last year’s draft and trade rumors have been surrounding Fuller for some time now. The Eagles desperately need a solid CB2 across Darius Slay and Fuller was the Bears best defensive back last season:
- 65 tackles
- 1 INT
- 8 pass breakups
- 55.4% comp. allowed
The lack of turnovers is glaring as Fuller only has 3 interceptions since recording 7 of them in 2018 alone. Regardless, Fuller adds more talent to a position that needs it and the Eagles would add another top-20 pick to their board. After enduring a decade of Jay Cutler and Mitch Trubisky, reuniting Wentz with John DeFilippo would be a good starting point for the Bears at quarterback.
Colts Receive: Carson Wentz
Eagles Receive: 1st-round pick (#21 overall), 2022 2nd-round pick, CB Rock Ya-Sin
With Phillip Rivers retiring and the blatant connection to Frank Reich, the Colts are an ideal landing spot for Carson Wentz. With the hire of new defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon, netting the former 2nd-round standout in Rock Ya-Sin (who thrived under Gannon) makes a lot of sense.
The 24-year old cornerback has a lot of upside, and even though he regressed a bit this past season, penalties were a big reason why. Discipline is something that can be rectified with coaching and who better than the man that coached him to an elite rookie season. Having the Colts and Eagles swap reclamation projects here while getting another first-rounder to build around Hurts seems fitting.
Broncos Receive: Carson Wentz, 2022 2nd-round pick
Eagles Receive: 1st-round pick (#9 overall), WR Tim Patrick, QB Drew Lock
Drew Lock is coming off back-to-back seasons with an injury while ranking near the bottom of the league in most categories:
- Completion %: 57.3 (Last)
- INTs: 15 (Tied for 1st)
- Passer rating: 75.4 (32nd)
- Yards/attempt: 6.6 (27th)
It goes without saying that the Broncos are on the search again for a QB, and after losing out in the Stafford sweepstakes Carson Wentz could be next on the list. Denver will more than likely have to part with their #9 pick to make any deal happen and including restricted FA Tim Patrick (who the Broncos can tender and bring back) would make this incredibly hard to turn down.
Patrick caught 51 passes last season for 742 yards and 6 TDs in the absence of Courtland Sutton, which would’ve made him the leading WR on the Eagles by a mile. Throwing in a second-rounder to have Denver include Lock would give the Eagles a serviceable backup behind Hurts next season. The only drawback in this scenario is that Howie making productive use of one first-round pick, let alone two, would be wishful thinking.
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