An article/column about the Carson Wentz trade
|I had a bit of a dilemma the past two days.
There were two big sports stories.
There was the big signing of Fernando Tatis Junior in San Diego and then there was Carson Wentz.
I had a hard time deciding on what story I wanted to fully write about.
Today, I decided to go with Carson Wentz since he was a big story in the National Football League for all the wrong reasons.
It was no surprise yesterday when it was announced that Wentz was traded by the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick.
In 2019, Wentz signed a huge four-year, $128 million contract extension with the Eagles.
He was supposed to take over quarterback duties after Nick Foles was gone.
It didn't work out that way.
Wentz was sidelined with an injury last year.
When he returned from injury this year, it was a disaster.
Wentz played poorly in 2020/21.
He was 3-6-1, had 251 completions for a total of 2,620 passing yards.
Wentz threw 15 interceptions and threw just 16 touchdowns.
His rushing statistics this year was just as bad.
He tallied 258 yards for 49 attempts and had just five touchdowns.
in week 14, Wentz was benched and Jalen Hurts took over.
It was a terrible year for Wentz in Philly.
Time will tell how he does in Indianapolis.