Carson Wentz reintroduced the Eagles to the idea of “provide and demand.”
They had a disgruntled quarterback with an enormous contract coming off a season wherein his passer score plummeted at a charge unprecedented by a participant in his prime since 1950. And, regardless of attempting to drum up a aggressive market, reportedly just one staff made a proposal.
So on Thursday Wentz was traded to the Colts for a third-round choose in 2021 and a conditional second-round choose in 2022 – it might grow to be a first-rounder primarily based on Wentz’s enjoying time – because the Bears, Broncos and Panthers sat idly by. Not precisely the return anybody would have anticipated Wentz to command if he was traded after his MVP-caliber season in 2017.
How did the Eagles really feel concerning the commerce package deal obtained for his or her former franchise quarterback?
“Not thrilled,” ESPN’s Tim McManus stated Friday throughout a “Get Up!” look, in response to 247Sports. “They acknowledge the return they acquired versus what they invested in [Wentz] doesn’t match up. The actuality is that they had been promoting at a low level.
“Carson Wentz was coming off one of many worst years of his profession – one of many worst years of any quarterback within the NFL final yr.”
Wentz’s 72.8 passer score in 2020 was solely forward of Jets quarterback Sam Darnold’s 72.7 mark.
Wentz is “attributable to make $47 million over the following two seasons and he’s acquired some questions on coach-ability that he must reply,” McManus stated. “That was recognized all through the league. The market was fairly heat.”
To transfer up from No. 13 to No. 2 and choose Wentz within the 2016 NFL Draft, the Eagles made two separate trades that price two veteran gamers (Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso) and 4 further draft picks, together with a future first-rounder. They signed him to a four-year, $128 million extension.
“There was one staff actually sizzling after him due to Frank Reich’s connection to Wentz, and that was the Colts,” McManus stated. “So I don’t suppose the Eagles get up pleased to this, however they acknowledge it was truthful market worth – all issues thought-about.”