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Eagles might have discussed Carson Wentz trade with Colts, might be talking to Bears

The Eagles might be ready to move on from the guy they once thought would be their franchise quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz before a game against the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL does not allow offseason trades to be formally executed until the new league year starts in March, but that does not preclude discussions in the meantime. We’ve already seen Matthew Stafford unofficially traded to the Los Angeles Rams, and it might not be too long before the Philadelphia Eagles trade away Carson Wentz.

The Eagles benched Wentz this season and have since fired head coach Doug Pederson. It’s not entirely clear if Wentz has any interest in playing for new head coach Nick Sirianni, or how much he would need to compete for his job with the new regime. But whatever he is thinking, trade rumors are already circulating.

NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo said on an Eagles radio show that the team has spoken with the Indianapolis Colts. At the same time, Dan Patrick said no teams have called the Eagles and the the team could just be trying to create some smoke.

In that vein, rumors have been percolating on social media about Wentz and the Chicago Bears. It’s not entirely clear where that started, with no national media laying claim to it. That could very well mean this is just the Eagles trying to build up any kind of market for the struggling QB. It’s not entirely clear if they think Jalen Hurts is the answer, but it would not be surprising to see them move on from Wentz before all is said and done.