Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz hasn’t had the season we had hoped for. Leading the league multiple negative categories, the rumor mill has fired up about the once untradeable talent. If rookie Jalen Hurts is to take over the starting role indefinitely, who would be the best suitor for Wentz?
Perhaps the most obvious fit for Wentz, Indianapolis is a near perfect situation. This is an offense led by a fantastic offensive line highlighted by Quenton Nelson and Ryan Kelly, along with decent weapons in T.Y. Hilton and Marlon Mack. They are a franchise quarterback away from truly being contenders in the AFC. Head coach Frank Reich was the Eagles offensive coordinator during Wentz’s best year. According to the latest reports, current quarterback Philip Rivers has teased the idea of retirement if the Colts miss the playoffs.
New York Jets
After stringing together a few wins, the Jets have ruled themselves out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes. With that, we wonder whether Sam Darnold will be retained moving forward. After finding a new head coach, exploring quarterback options can’t hurt. With two first round picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jets could either gamble on a rookie, or trade for a proven veteran. In Wentz, General Manager Joe Douglas has seen his production from when he worked in the Eagles front office.
New England Patriots
It has remained clear that the Cam Newton experiment didn’t work this past season, and with the 15th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, there aren’t many intriguing quarterback prospects for the Patriots. Wentz isn’t totally out of the question for Bill Belichick and company. If he is on the market, Belichick could certainly elevate his play in New England. It might be a stretch, but a Wentz/Belichick duo would be an interesting sight.
The most likely scenario is that a lot of reports could be fabricated, and Wentz could be competing for the starting job in Philadelphia next season. At this time, the team has yet to show any interest in moving him. While it’s easy to get caught up in trade scenarios, members of the Eagles front office hold Wentz as a high value player. His performance this past season is one we wish to forget, but Wentz has maintained moments of elite play. If you want my bet, this is it.