Carson Wentz no longer wishes to be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles organization. The fifth-year signal-caller has been replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts under center and plans on asking for a trade following the 2020 season, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Head coach Doug Pederson says he still has confidence in his Wentz but the relationship between the two is in serious need of repair. Wentz and Philadelphia have to agree on his role with the team by mid-March, as his 2022 salary and 2021 roster bonus will kick in on the third day of the 2021 league year. It makes no sense for a backup to cost more than $15 million per year, so the most reasonable solution for both parties could be to move him. Former Eagles offensive coordinator and current Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich could emerge as one of Wentz’s top suitors if he hits the market. Multiple other teams are expected to express interest as well.
Wentz is a healthy scratch for Sunday’s Week 17 matchup against the Washington Football Team and Hurts is set to make his fourth career start. This could be the end of the Wentz era.