Report: Wentz did not want to return to Eagles if Pederson remained head coach

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Carson Wentz did not want to play for the Eagles if Doug Pederson was going to be the head coach next year reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Doug's firing increases the likelihood that Wentz returns in 2021. Here is what Rapoport had to say:

"The other part of this involves Carson Wentz. From what I understand, Carson Wentz would not have wanted to be back in Philadelphia had Doug Pederson come back. He did not feel there was any sense in continuing that relationship and did not think he was going to get better as a football player and just didn't want to do it.

"The fact that Pederson is now out does increase the chances that Carson Wentz is back. The reality is, the best case scenario for the Philadelphia Eagles and whoever the new head coach is for Carson Wentz to go back to being a really good quarterback. From a financial sense for them, for Carson Wentz, for everyone that would be the best case scenario. It will be on the next head coach to make that happen."

Wentz had 15 interceptions and the lowest passer rating of his career in 12 games before being sent to the bench.

Wentz is set to enter the first year of a four-year, $128 million extension in 2021. Wentz would leave a $33 million cap hit on the Eagles’ 2021 salary cap if he was traded, but would be completely off the books in 2022, leaving them $81 million in salary cap space.