There is speculation that the deal will be finalized before Philadelphia must pay a $ 10 million staff bonus.
It is expected that Philadelphia Eagles transfer to Carson Wentz over the next few days in what would be the most recent bombastic quarterback trade to shake the NFLsources told ESPN.
The most pertinent questions now are where and by how much. However, it could happen as early as this week, according to sources, from the league, even with the Eagles insisting to other teams that they would be happy if they retained Wentz for another year in Philadelphia.
The Eagles they would be looking for, in the words of a very well placed source, “a package type Matthew Stafford“, as I pay for Wentz. The Detroit Lions they sent to Stafford a Los Angeles Rams last weekend by one third-round pick this year, two future first-round picks, and the quarterback Jared Goff, the player selected directly before Wentz in the first two at-bats of the 2016 draft order.
Among the teams that have expressed some level of interest in Wentz are they Chicago Bears e Indianapolis Coltssources told ESPN, although other teams have called to gauge the market and see what a package would look like for the Eagles.
It will be part of a season break from NFL which will feature a barrage of quarterback moves, with teams scrambling to make sure they aren’t left behind. Once Wentz is traded, league sources believe it could help set the price for other possible moves, such as one involving the Los Angeles quarterback. New York Jets, Sam Darnold.
However, a potential swap for Wentz has been in preparations for over a week, with the Eagles engaged in a series of conversations shortly after Stafford was sent to The Angels.
Those talks escalated as the week progressed, but the Eagles continued to tell teams that they did not plan to trade Wentz unless they received what they believe is appropriate compensation. The talks thus far suggest that it will happen, according to league sources, thus making the 2020 second-round draft pick, Jalen Hurts, the starting quarterback of the Eagles for the upcoming season.
Despite the Eagles are in no rush to redeem Wentz, and nothing can be made official until the new league year begins on March 17, Wentz Yes, he is scheduled to receive a $ 10 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year that would be borne by Philadelphia if the former first-round recruit is still on the payroll. Therefore, it is speculated that the agreement will have been finalized long before.
The output of Wentz I would also leave the Eagles with a figure for dead money of 34 million dollars, adding to his tight situation against the cap. However, Philadelphia has known about its financial situation for months, and has prepared for it, as well as the Rams with the departure of Goff and the dead money he left behind.
The new head coach of the Eagles, Nick Sirianni, who was hired as a replacement for Doug Pederson, has not publicly commented on Wentz as a starter, because he is aware of the possibility that the quarterback is not on the squad during 2021.
However, team sources said that Sirianni recently had a meeting with his assistants in which many coaches expressed that they believed they could help Wentz regain your Pro Bowl form.
The one who Eagles are open to move to Wentz in an exchange supports the owner’s declaration Jeffrey Lurie that the dismissal of Pederson it was not due to the decline of Wentz in 2020 as the main reason.
There have been rumors over the years that Wentz He struggled to bond in the locker room, but others believe that may have been a natural consequence of the team failing to live up to the high expectations that followed the 2017 campaign.
According to many counts, Wentz he has handled himself with class throughout all the time in Philadelphia, and has received public support from many team leaders over the years, including recently Fletcher Cox Y Jason Kelce.
Despite efforts to get your feedback, Wentz was not available for comment. The Eagles declined to comment.
However, a resolution is approaching, with the Eagles locked in talks that multiple league sources believe will lead to the league’s next big trade NFL.