The Carson Wentz trade saga is over and the Eagles didn't get the high asking price they wanted for the former #2 overall pick. Wentz will go to the Indianapolis Colts to be reunited with Head Coach Frank Reich who was his OC in Philly. The Eagles will get a 3rd round pick this year and a 2nd next year that could turn into a 1st if Wentz plays 75% of the snaps or 70% and the team makes the playoffs.
Philly reportedly wanted at least a 1st this year plus more compensation to move Wentz. That did not happen. Jalen Hurts now takes full control of the Eagles offense under new Head Coach Nick Sirianni. Doug Peterson, the only Head Coach to ever lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl win, was fired after the disastrous 2020 season.
Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
The conditional second-rounder in 2022 becomes a first-rounder if Wentz plays 75 percent of the snaps or 70 percent and the team makes the playoffs. https://t.co/quAYwcz7bd— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 18, 2021
Here's what Indy will owe Carson Wentz:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 18, 2021
2021: $10M Roster bonus, $15.4M salary (guaranteed), $25.4M cap hit
2022: $22M salary ($15M guaranteed), $1K roster bonus, $22M cap hit
2023: $20M salary, $5M roster bonus, $25M cap hit
2024: $21M salary, $5M roster bonus, $26M cap hit
Assuming this trade happens before a $10M roster bonus is owed on March 19th, the #Eagles will take on $33.8M of dead cap in 2021 - the largest single dead cap hit in NFL history.— Spotrac (@spotrac) February 18, 2021
1. C. Wentz, $33.8M
2. J. Goff, $22.2M
3. B. Cooks, $21.8M
4. A. Brown, $21.2M
5. M. Stafford, $19M