(670 The Score) The Eagles have agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Colts, ESPN reported Thursday. It ends several weeks of speculation about whether Wentz could land in Chicago in a potential trade with the Bears, who are continuing to search for a new quarterback this offseason.
In sending Wentz to Indianapolis, Philadelphia will receive a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick that could become a first-rounder, ESPN reported.
The Bears had "real" interest in acquiring the 28-year-old Wentz, according to sources. The Bears' interest to Wentz came in part because quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo worked with Wentz while in Philadelphia in 2016-'17.
The No. 2 overall pick in 2016, Wentz emerged as an MVP candidate in 2017 but has regressed since. He struggled mightily in 2020, when he was benched by the Eagles late in the season in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts. Wentz completed 57.4% of his passes for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 12 games this past season.
Wentz remains under contract for four more seasons. He'll replace the retired Philip Rivers at quarterback for the Colts.
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