The market for Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz is reportedly heating up. The Indianapolis Colts, who desperately need a QB after Philip Rivers announced his retirement, are reportedly considering a move for the struggling Eagles signal-caller.
Speaking on SportsRadio 94WIP, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said that the Eagles have already discussed a Wentz trade with the Colts.
“I do know that the Eagles have had conversations with the Indianapolis Colts already. Here is the thing about the Colts, and this is why they were never strongly in the running for Matthew Stafford — these guys are really good at what they do draft-wise. They believe in themselves. So every pick that they deal away they think to themselves ‘I just dumped away a good player’, where as some GMs might say ‘Eh, you know what, I may have missed on that pick anyway.’ These guys believe they are going to hit on every single one. So what they do is, they are a little slow playing when it comes to these draft picks and trades.”
Wentz has strong ties to the Colts, believe it or not. Indy head coach Frank Reich used to be Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator and the Colts are reportedly hiring Press Taylor, who has been Wentz’s QB coach the past few seasons.
Since Reich left for Indy, the Eagles have struggled offensively. Wentz had the worst season of his career in 2020, leading the NFL in interceptions and sacks. A reunion with Reich could help put him back on the path to success.
However, the Colts have some competition for the 28-year-old. According to Garafolo, the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers might all show interest in Wentz this offseason.