According to reports, the Colts are a preferred landing spot for Carson Wentz.
Eagles fans were hit with another bombshell report on Sunday morning that suggested the team’s relationship with Carson Wentz is “fractured” and that the quarterback plans to request a trade once the offseason arrives.
Glad you asked. Following Philip Rivers’ comments about this potentially being his last NFL game, we now have a report from trusted insiders suggesting that retirement is a “very real” possibility for the 17-year veteran. On top of that?
To piggyback the Wentz trade rumors, the Colts are his preferred destination if he tries to force his way out of Philadelphia.
Oh man. We’re not sure how all of Colts Nation would feel about this, but we do know a lot of outspoken fans are seriously against it. Wentz’s four-year, $128 million contract extension kicks in next season, which would eat into a lot of Indy’s cap space, which almost feels like a massive overpay.
But then again, if Rivers calls it quits, what are the Colts to do? Start Jacob Eason? Make a blockbuster trade during the draft? Throw a blank check at Dak Prescott if the Cowboys don’t franchise tag him again?
There really aren’t many options. However, one could argue reuniting Wentz with head coach Frank Reich, who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator during Wentz’s near-MVP season in 2017 before he tore his ACL, is a prudent decision.
Nonetheless, a majority of Colts fans probably won’t be at peace with this unless they give up next to nothing in any trade or the Eagles agree to eat a healthy portion of his mammoth contract, considering Philly will have Jalen Hurts at a discount for the next three years.
Just another fun thing to think about today as the Colts try and sneak into the playoffs with a win over the Jaguars and a loss from the Browns, Titans, Dolphins or Ravens.