Why The Eagles Should Trade Carson Wentz

By: Justin Bonner

I think the Philadelphia Eagles should trade Carson Wentz after the 2020 season.

Here’s why:

In a perfect world, the Eagles go into the 2021 offseason expecting a full-on quarterback competition between Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts. However, it seems the likelihood of that scenario declines every week.

Hurts is coming off his second start as a pro in a very solid game for the rookie. Hurts completed only 54.5% of his passes, but he had 338 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 63 rushing yards, and a score on the ground. It’s fair to wonder what his ceiling is, but so far, he’s looked nothing but impressive. Hurts will likely finish out the 2020 season as the starter.

So if the best scenario is a competition, why won’t it happen?

Well, because this is far from the perfect scenario. Every week a new report comes out about the Eagles quarterback situation and the fractured relationship with Carson Wentz. On Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Carson Wentz is not interested in being with the Eagles if the current situation continues. There is no interest from Wentz in being a backup quarterback. The key line in that report was, “Wentz is not pleased with the way events have unfolded in the organization, according to sources.”

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported early last week that Jalen Hurts could play his way into a long-term position with the Eagles. With two solid starts under his belt, the situation seems more likely than ever. The Schefter report is interesting because Rapoport had this to say last Sunday:

“[It’s] hard to imagine the former franchise-starter being OK coming to camp to compete for a job, for instance.”