January 03, 2021
Carson Wentz is expected to request a trade from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason, according to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN, during a segment on NFL Countdown.
"Carson Wentz... his relationship with the Eagles is all but fractured," Mortensen said. "In fact, it is fractured. Wentz is expected to ask the Eagles for a trade that will help the Eagles to facilitate a trade (sic). The reaction of Jeffrey Lurie, the owner, will be vital. But right now, Wentz clearly wants out of Philadelphia and a fresh start somewhere else. That will be a big story in the offseason."
Here's the video:
“Carson Wentz, his relationship with the #Eagles is all but fractured. In fact, it is fractured.”— Matt Mullin (@matt_mullin) January 3, 2021
Mort expects Wentz to ask for a trade and says he will help team to facilitate a trade… pic.twitter.com/Oy7YLipM74
UPDATE: More specifically, Wentz's relationship with Doug Pederson is fractured, per Mortensen:
Eagles QB Carson Wentz, benched in favor of Jalen Hurts last month, still plans to ask for a trade in the off-season because his relationship with HC Doug Pederson is fractured beyond repair, per ESPN’s @mortreport.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2021
Per NFL Network, Indianapolis is a preferred spot.
The @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo & @TomPelissero: #Colts QB Philip Rivers will either retire or return to Indy; If Carson Wentz is on the block, the #Colts are a preferred spot; #Bengals will try to keep Lamar Jackson in check again; Derrick Henry may get a shot at 2K. pic.twitter.com/ZTLCojaJwM— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2021
UPDATE No. 2: Mortensen published a story about Wentz's desire to be traded.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts last month, still plans to ask for a trade in the offseason because his relationship with head coach Doug Pederson is fractured beyond repair, according to league sources.
The Eagles are aware of this potential development, but a team source tells ESPN that the organization's asking price for Wentz will be significant for the quarterback they selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft.
Multiple teams are expected to have interest in trading for Wentz, including the Indianapolis Colts, whose coach Frank Reich was Wentz's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia...
If it is determined that the relationship between Wentz and Pederson is indeed beyond repair, the plan will have to account for some salary cap maneuvers. Wentz and his representatives are willing to work with general manager Howie Roseman to facilitate a move out of Philadelphia, league sources told ESPN.
Two Sundays ago, a report from Adam Schefter emerged that Wentz wanted out of Philly if Jalen Hurts remained the Eagles' starter. The above reporting takes that premise to a new level, and the vague notion that Wentz's relationship with Pederson is fractured adds an intriguing layer to the situation, especially given reports yesterday suggesting that Pederson's job is safe.
In case you're looking for a primer on Wentz's contract and the feasibility of moving him, you can find that here.
Buckle up. The Eagles' 2021 offseason should be a bumpy ride.