The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts. In exchange for the quarterback, the Colts will send a third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Eagles.
The 28-year-old Wentz completed a career-low 57.4% of his passes for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and an NFL-high 15 interceptions in 12 starts last season. The Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017 but were quarterbacked by backup Nick Foles throughout the playoffs after Wentz sustained a season-ending injury.
The Eagles gave Wentz a four-year, $128 million contract extension in 2019 which includes $107 million guaranteed. The team will take a $33.8 million dead salary cap hit this season because of Wentz’s extension, and Indianapolis will pay the remainder of Wentz’s contract. He is owed a $10 million roster bonus in March.
The Eagles will play Jalen Hurts at quarterback in 2021. Hurts, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, took over as the Eagles’ starter in Week 13 of the 2020 season.
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