NFC East rival among highest odds to land former Eagles QB
After just one season in Indianapolis, Carson Wentz could already be headed to his third team in as many seasons.
Previously reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Colts may look to trade or flat out release the former Eagles QB in March before his base salary becomes fully guaranteed:
There's a belief that #Colts QB Carson Wentz will "'probably" be traded or released before March 19th, per @mortreport. That's when $15M in base salary becomes guaranteed. His future in Indianapolis looks "bleak."— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) February 13, 2022
Wentz didn’t have a bad season statistically speaking, but he came up short in big spots — most notably his abysmal 4.3 QBR performance with the playoffs on the line against Jacksonville.
Tie that to his ongoing injury woes, daredevil playstyle and unwillingness to get vaccinated; it’s easy to see why Indy is ready to move on.
Jim Irsay on Carson Wentz @FOX59 pic.twitter.com/lYXLtMMStx— Chris Hagan (@ChrisHaganIndy) September 26, 2021
As for teams that could be interested in Wentz’s services, there are expected to be several QB-needy suitors this offseason. According to Bovada Sportsbook, the division rival Washington Commanders have the second-highest odds to land Wentz should he be moved in the coming months:
Wentz finding his way back into the NFC East and facing his former team twice a year would be an interesting development. The Commanders still have Taylor Heinicke under contract for another season, but they pretty much know what he is at this juncture.
Pittsburgh is the only team ahead of Washington in the latest odds, who are now navigating life without Ben Roethlisberger.
Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are far from long-term solutions for the Steelers, and Wentz drew many comparisons to Big Ben coming out of college. It wouldn’t shock me if Pittsburgh took a swing at him.
The most likely scenario as of now is Wentz staying put, but the deteriorating relationship in Indy shows just how fast a marriage can go wrong in the NFL.
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