Eagles receiving trade calls inquiring about Carson Wentz
The Philadelphia Eagles made an unexpected move in the 2020 NFL Draft by taking a quarterback, Jalen Hurts. They did so after committing to Carson Wentz long-term. Hurts ultimately got on the field in 2020, making the Eagles offense that much more dynamic and leading to speculation about Wentz’s future in Philadelphia.
Apparently, the Eagles have been receiving calls from opposing teams about Wentz’s availability, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com.
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Sources say that teams have begun calling the Eagles on their former starter Wentz, plotting a roadmap for a potential trade as teams get closer to the start of the league year.
The Eagles are not in a hurry to trade Wentz — and in fact as of now intend for him to return for 2021 under new coach Nick Sirianni — but they did field the calls and discussed the issue. GM Howie Roseman will almost always listen, and this is no different.
Although the Eagles are “not in a hurry” to trade their franchise quarterback, the writing seems to be on the wall that the team is transitioning to the younger and more dynamic Hurts sooner rather than later.
If Wentz ultimately does get moved, he could be one of many quarterbacks traded during this NFL offseason. The Los Angeles Rams recently traded the player they picked ahead of Wentz in the draft in Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford.
The Houston Texans also have an evolving situation with Deshaun Watson, who has asked the team to trade him. Other notable names that could be on the move include Derek Carr, Matt Ryan, Tua Tagovailoa and Sam Darnold.