Eagles Expect A First Round Pick For QB Carson Wentz
The Philadelphia Eagles are making it clear that they expect a draft pick in return for Carson Wentz.
The Eagles are open to trading their quarterback, but they want at a first-round pick. This is a notice to NFL teams that they will not get the Eagles’ quarterback for cheap. ESPN’s Adam Schefter spoke about the matter on 975 The Fanatic’s John Kincade, Wednesday. Schefter told Kincade and listeners, “They’re not going to trade him unless they get fair value.” Schefter explained more behind Philadelphia’s reasoning. “The Eagles will want strong compensation for a guy, who a few years ago, could have won the NFL MVP, they will want strong compensation.”
Schefter went on to indicate that the quarterback wants to leave the team. The NFL insider stated of the quarterback, “He wants to leave the franchise.” The 28-year-old has been quiet throughout the team’s offseason. The quarterback did not congratulate or speak about the recent hirings made by the team.
A trade for the quarterback is risky for teams. Wentz played and finished the season with one of his worst career performances. The 28-year-old had a measly 2,620 passing yards, 57.4% completion rating, 16 touchdowns, and an abysmal 15 interceptions. He only played in 12 games, so he averaged one interception per game. These numbers were a significant decline to his 2019 season when he had a career-high of 4,039 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
If teams are going to try to trade for the struggling signal caller, they have to be confident that they could help him find his form again. That is no guarantee considering Wentz’s most recent play at the highest level.