On Thursday, all of the drama surrounding Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz lastly got here to an finish. The Philadelphia Eagles and the Indianapolis Colts agreed on a commerce that might ship to the Eagles a 2021 third-round decide and a 2022 second-round decide that can flip right into a first-round decide if Wentz performs 75 % of the snaps in 2021 (or 70 % and the Colts make the playoffs) and ship Wentz to the Colts.
For Wentz, it’s an opportunity to reboot his profession underneath Frank Reich, who was his offensive coordinator when he first entered the league. For the Eagles, it’s not the Matthew Stafford-type of deal they had been hoping for, but it surely’s not a nasty haul for a quarterback who had performed so poorly he was thought-about a backup by the top of the yr.
Obviously, this commerce didn’t have flashiness and pleasure of the Detroit Lions/Los Angeles Rams quarterback swap, but it surely provides to an already unconventional offseason.
So in the present day’s Question of the Day is:
Which of the 4 groups within the two quarterback trades bought the perfect deal?
My reply: First, let’s go over what every workforce bought and misplaced:
Philadelphia Eagles
Gained:
2021 third-round decide
2022 second spherical decide (might be a primary rounder)
$816,928 in cap room (Wentz’ authentic cap hit $34.67M – $33.8M in useless cap)
Lost:
Indianapolis Colts
Gained:
Lost:
2021 third-round decide
2022 second spherical decide (might be a primary rounder)
$25.4 million in cap (Wentz’s contract for 2021)
Detroit Lions
Gained:
2021 third-round decide
2022 first-round decide
2023 first-round decide
Jared Goff
Lost:
Matthew Stafford
$13.83 million in cap room ($14 million saved from Stafford contract – $27.8M from Goff contract)
Los Angeles Rams
Gained:
Lost:
2021 third-round decide
2022 first-round decide
2023 first-round decide
Jared Goff
$7.6 million in cap room ($12.4 in financial savings from Goff, $20 million in new cap hit from Stafford)
Your opinion on who bought the perfect deal seemingly depends upon whether or not you’re taking the quick or long-term method. The Lions misplaced the perfect speedy asset in Matthew Stafford and misplaced an enormous chunk of 2021 cap area, however in addition they bought the perfect haul for the long run by a big margin.
The Rams bought an instantaneous piece that places them into Super Bowl territory this yr, however they’ll should function and not using a first-round decide for one more couple years.
As for the opposite commerce, it’s laborious for me to label both of those groups as winners. The Eagles bought again an honest quantity of draft capital, however they bought nearly no cap reduction for sending Wentz away and it’s nowhere close to the haul the Lions bought. And whereas the Colts have loads of assets to soak up Wentz’s contract and the draft picks it price them, this seems like a bit of an excessive amount of hubris on Reich’s half. I’m not so positive Wentz is the piece that will get the Colts excessive.
Maybe it’s the Kool-Aid talking, however I feel the Lions made the best possible of their state of affairs of the 4 groups, and truly managed to half method with a participant in an amicable trend.
Your flip.
Poll
Who bought the perfect offers within the 2 QB trades?

3%
Colts
(29 votes)

1%
Eagles
(10 votes)

4%
Rams
(41 votes)

90%
Lions
(766 votes)

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