It’s long been rumored that it would eventually happen, and it all came to fruition on Thursday when it emerged that Carson Wentz had been traded to the Indianapolis Colts. No longer happy in Philadelphia with the Eagles, the team decided to trade him for two draft picks. One of them is a guaranteed third-rounder in the 2021 edition while the other pick is a ‘conditional’ second-rounded for the 2022 draft.
Depending upon how much (and how well Wentz and the Colts) play, that pick could morph into a first-rounder. The move will cost the Eagles the largest ‘dead’ cap hit ever- nearly $34 million. The Colts, of course, needed a new starting quarterback following the retirement of Philip Rivers, so the move makes sense for them to make. From Wentz’s perspective, it’s a good decision as well due to the fact that he will see a familiar face in head coach Frank Reich once he arrives in Indy. As for the Eagles, while it does cost them a lot monetarily, it frees them to turn to Jalen Hurts under center, meaning the team can move on and evolve after a rough 2020 campaign.