Update: It looks like we’ve got the whole Colts-Commanders trade now, with Washington getting Wentz, a 2nd and a 7th, while the Colts get Wentz’s contract paid out in full, a 2nd, 3rd, and a conditional third based on if Wentz plays 70% of the snaps for the Commanders.
Comp update: Washington also is receiving a 2022 7th-round pick from Indianapolis as the last part of the Carson Wentz trade that is sending him from the Colts to the Commanders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2022
Wash gets: Wentz, a 2nd and a 7th.
Colts get: a 2nd, a 3rd and a conditional 3rd.
Update: Washington is paying Wentz’s full $28 million salary for this year, meaning he is the Commanders no-doubt starting quarterback in 2022.
Washington is paying the full $28 million due to Carson Wentz this year, which includes a $5 million roster bonus due next week.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
From now on, it's Commander Carson.
The Washington Commanders might have their new starting quarterback after trading for Carson Wentz from the Colts, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The trade package involves two third-round picks, but full details are yet to be divulged.
The Colts soured quickly on Wentz after trading a first-round pick for him from the Eagles last offseason. His play was up and down, but was also a big reason for them not making the playoffs. The Colts will be in the market for a new starter.
The writing was on the wall after Wentz put up awful numbers against the Jaguars in a must-win game in Week 17. He completed 58% of his passes for 185 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, and lost a fumble in that ill-fated matchup.
When you look at Wentz’s overall numbers in 2021, they aren’t bad. He completed 62.4% of his passes for 3,563 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. He should be an upgrade over Taylor Heinicke at the very least.