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Report: Eagles expected to trade Carson Wentz in coming days

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The Philadelphia Eagles could trade quarterback Carson Wentz within the next week, according to a new report.

Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter noted that the Eagles are seeking a deal similar to the recent blockbuster trade of Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff.

“The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what,” Mortensen and Schefter wrote. “But it could happen as early as this week, per league sources, even as the Eagles continue to insist to other teams that they would be happy to bring Wentz back to Philadelphia.

 

“The Eagles are said to be looking for, in the words of one well-placed source, ‘a Matthew Stafford package’ in return for Wentz. The [Detroit] Lions traded Stafford to the Rams last weekend for a third-round pick this year, two future first-round picks and quarterback Jared Goff, the player selected directly in front of Wentz as the top two picks in the 2016 NFL draft.

 

“Amongst the teams that have expressed some level of interest in Wentz are the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, sources told ESPN, though other teams also have called to gauge the market and see what a package for the Eagles quarterback would look like.”

Wentz had a tough end to his 2020 season and was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts after starting the Eagles’ first 12 games.

That drop in status as well as the huge salary that Wentz is set to make could make the Eagles’ efforts more difficult.

Among the two teams cited by Mortensen and Schefter, the Bears are expected to move on from Mitchell Trubisky as their quarterback, while the Colts are looking to replace the retired Philip Rivers.

The possibility of more teams entering the mix would likely improve the Eagles’ chances of getting major assets in return for Wentz. Whether or not that situation occurs remains to be seen.

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