Another quarterback trade was completed before the National Football League year’s official start. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts. The move was about a bad contract and try to free up cap space.
The Eagles-Colts trade involves top overall picks. The Eagles traded up to get the spot after Jared Goff in 2016. However, Wentz fell out of favor with the coach. He didn’t lose his position to a younger QB during the season. Instead, he lost it to a second-round pick whom no one expected to be a starter in the NFL.
According to pay per head reports, Wentz also fell out of favor in the locker room. He was unable to connect with various players. He acted selfishly, which was unthought of by a team leader.
Eagles Traded Carson Wentz
Adversity in the locker room and losing brought out the worst in Wentz. Also, he can’t handle losing his starting sport to Jalen Hurts. The best pay per head bookie predicted he was out of the team after the season. The Eagles initially denied that they would trade away Wentz and described him as a vital part of their organization.
According to sportsbook pay per head sources, there was a limited number of teams interested in signing Wentz. His injuries didn’t help his cause. However, Wentz wanted to go away from Philadelphia. He didn’t want to be part of anything going on with the Eagles.
The Eagles fired coach Doug Pederson a week after the end of the season. Despite that, Wentz’s relationship with the team continued to deteriorate. However, there was a small trade market for Wentz. Thus, the Eagles were having a hard time getting rid of him.
Enter Indianapolis Colts. Their head coach, Frank Reich, has a good relationship with Wentz. Reich used to the Eagles’ assistant coach. Also, the Colts’ GM, Chris Ballard, is looking for a veteran who can be the team’s potential QB. Thus, they went for Wentz after failing to sign up Stafford.