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Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

QB - IND - OUT

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 237 lbsAge: 28College: North Dakota StateDrafted: #2 (1st Rd. by Philadelphia)

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Carson Wentz has been traded to the Colts

Per Adam Schefter, Carson Wentz has been traded to the Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first.

Fantasy Impact

The speculation for the last few weeks was that Wentz was headed to either Indianapolis or Chicago. While reports were that the Bears had a better offer on the table, the quarterback preferred Indianapolis. The Colts give Wentz a much better opportunity to bounce back to the near-MVP-level play we saw from the former second overall pick. Wentz landed a dream gig for a quarterback with an elite offensive line, a strong run game, and a group of talented pass-catchers. He struggled in 2020 with the Eagles, setting career-lows in completion percentage, yards per game, touchdown rate, and yards per attempt. He also set career-highs in interceptions and sacks before being benched for rookie Jalen Hurts. Hurts appears set to take the lead under center for the Eagles in 2021 now. This news will cause Wentz to fly up draft boards and make him a high-end QB2 with tremendous upside.

Dave Kluge2 weeks ago
Carson Wentz update: Bears are frontrunners to land quarterback

NFL insider Albert Breer is reporting that the Bears are the current frontrunner for Carson Wentz and that the Bears want to know that Wentz wants to go there before finalizing a deal.

Fantasy Impact

The Bears and Colts have been the two main suitors for Wentz since he was put on the Eagles' trading block. It appears as if the holdup right now is that the Bears are worried that Wentz doesn't want to play in Chicago, as Breer is reporting that the Bears have the best offer on the table. The Bears could certainly use the help at quarterback, and if they're unable to land Wentz via trade before April's draft they may use their 20th pick to address that position.

Dave Kluge2 weeks ago
Carson Wentz is being valued much higher by Eagles than by interested teams

Zak Keefer on Twitter is reporting that the Eagles are standing firm on their steep asking price for Carson Wentz while teams interested in acquiring the veteran quarterback are not willing to pay up.

Fantasy Impact

During the regular season, NFL insiders were speculating that the Eagles would have to add something to draw interest in a deal for Wentz because of his ugly 4-year/$128M contract. Even after a horrendous 2020 season that inevitably got the fifth-year quarterback benched, the Eagles still think they can get a good haul in return for him. The Rams and Lions made a blockbuster trade for Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff that may have skewed the market value for a quarterback a bit. Reports are that the Eagles are asking for multiple first rounds picks and the only rumor that has involved a first round pick so far was the involving the Bears. They reportedly offered the 20th overall pick along with Nick Foles and Tarik Cohen, who each have heavy contracts of their own. While Adam Schefter reported that a trade would be happening in the "coming days" nearly a week ago, either the Eagles will have to drop their asking price or a suitor will need to pay up. Right now, neither side seems willing to budge.

Dave Kluge3 weeks ago
Carson Wentz is not drawing any interest from the New England Patriots

Carson Wentz, who is reportedly set to be traded soon, will not be heading to New England. "The Patriots aren’t a serious suitor for Wentz," per a Jeff Howe source.

Fantasy Impact

The Patriots appear likely to head into the 2021 season with a glaring weakness at quarterback, but they do not seem interested in likely-to-be-traded Carson Wentz. Howe went on to say that the Patriots may be interested in bringing back Jimmy Garoppolo however. Wentz has now been tied to trade rumors regarding the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, and Denver Broncos, among others. In the 2019 offseason, the quarterback signed a 4-year/$128M extension that most teams don't seem interested in giving up much for. Now 28 years old, Wentz may be playing his first season for someone other than the Eagles since they drafted him second overall in 2016.

Dave Kluge3 weeks ago
Carson Wentz likely to be traded in the ‘coming days’

Sources tell Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen that the Philadelphia Eagles are likely to trade QB Carson Wentz in the coming days.

Fantasy Impact

There have been reports that the Eagles have been receiving aggressive trade offers from a couple teams around the league, most notably the Bears and the Colts. Nonetheless, it sounds like Wentz’s days in Philadelphia are numbered and that Jalen Hurts is the likely quarterback of the near future for the Eagles.

Adam Koffler3 weeks ago