If you had asked any Philadelphia Eagles three years ago who was their quarterback of the future, chances are that 10 out of 10 would've called Carson Wentz's name out loud. Now, that may no longer be the case. The former MVP-caliber quarterback was one of the worst and most disappointing players in the league last season and his injury history plus the emergence of rookie Jalen Hurts made the franchise feel like they would be better off trading away Wentz and his massive contract.
Needless to say, regardless of his struggles and issues to take care of the football, Wentz has shown some impressive talent during his brief career in the NFL. That's why several quarterback-needy teams have reached out to try and get him.
And, while there are more than 5 teams reportedly trying to swoop in on Wentz's sweepstakes, recent reports claim that the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears have been quite aggressive in their pursuit of the readhead.
Eagles Are Fully Expected To Trade Carson Wentz
"Eagles are expected to trade Carson Wentz in the coming days in what would be the latest blockbuster QB deal to rock the NFL, sources tell @mortreport and me. The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what. But it could happen as early as this week," Adam Schefter reported.
Colts And Bears Made Huge Offers For Carson Wentz
“My understanding is that the Colts have offered 2 – 2nd round draft choices, maybe a 3rd or 4th down the road. That appears to be the best offer I have heard," Adam Schefter told The Birds Blitz.
"Source is telling me Bears deal for Wentz is close. Foles is speculated to be included with another offensive player and a first rounder. Buckle up. (...)Name I’m hearing is Tarik Cohen, a first rounder and yes world, Nick Foles," Natalie Egenolf of NBCS Philly said on Twitter.
There's no doubt that both offers are quite appealing for the Eagles, especially given the fact that they could use those picks to strengthen their terrible offensive line. As for Wentz, he'd get to start from scratch on a better team.