The New York Giants won’t be playing against Carson Wentz twice a year anymore.
The conditional second-rounder in 2022 becomes a first-rounder if Wentz plays 75 percent of the snaps or 70 percent and the team makes the playoffs. https://t.co/quAYwcz7bd— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 18, 2021
If Carson Wentz’s playtime is at or above 75% next season, the conditional 2022 second-round pick would become a first-round pick, per sources. The second-round pick also.could become a first if Wentz plays at least 70 percent of the plays and the Colts go to the playoffs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
Wentz will now reunite with Colts head coach Frank Reich, who served as offensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2016 to 2017. Reich’s stay in the City of Brother Love culminated in the team’s Super Bowl 52 victory over the New England Patriots. Backup quarterback Nick Foles quarterbacked the team while Wentz was injured.
Despite a stellar start to his career, the North Dakota State product couldn’t live up to expectations set during his second year. In that season, he threw for 33 scores and just seven picks.
But Wentz struggled mightily during 2020 and was ultimately benched in favor of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts. Over 12 starts he threw for 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, easily his worst campaign as an NFLer.
His 2019 season wasn’t horrible - 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions - but the Eagles finished with a disappointing 9-7 record, barely squeaking into the playoffs. They mustered just nine points in a 17-9 Wild Card loss to the Seahawks in which Wentz was knocked out early with a head injury.
It was around then that Eagles fans began questioning the value of the once golden boy Wentz. Or perhaps it began even earlier when Foles lead the Eagles to their Super Bowl win.
The Colts, meanwhile, were actively searching for a new gunslinger after the retirement of veteran Philip Rivers.
Check out how Eagles fans reacted to the trade by heading over to Bleeding Green Nation.