Logging in on a Saturday afternoon? That’s annoying, but the silver lining is that the Carson Wentz saga appears to be over.
According to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter at ESPN, a Wentz trade looms large, and could be happening very soon:
The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to trade Carson Wentz in the coming days in what would be the latest blockbuster quarterback deal to rock the NFL, league sources tell ESPN.
The most pertinent questions now become where, when and for what. But it could happen as early as this coming 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 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.
Among the teams that have expressed some level of interest in Wentz are the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, sources told ESPN….
Well slap my ass and call me Sally. If the Eagles can get multiple first round picks for Carson Wentz then that would be fantastic. And then you go ahead and trade Jalen Hurts, too. Draft a quarterback #6 overall, use that stockpile of picks in April, and let’s get really young. Let’s blow it up and start over with a new head coach. Why the hell not? Tell me why that’s a bad idea.
If a trade does happen, it can’t go official until March 17th. That’s the start of a new league year. So if Schefter or somebody else confirms that a deal is done, we’ll have to wait about 5-6 weeks before that transaction is completed.
The good thing is that this should spare us an entire offseason of ridiculous Wentz reports.
The end is near.