Philadelphia Eagles rumor mill: Possible landing spots for Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers. . team. 55. . .

Perhaps the Philadelphia Eagles signal-caller simply heads across the state.

Though it’s not a totally accurate statement to call the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers ‘rivals’, there is a little something that has gone on between these two franchises. There was that Steagles thing in 1943. These two proud franchises also seem to always give each other their best efforts when they face one another.

Carson Wentz has faced the Steelers twice in his five-year career. One game was a blowout Eagles win in 2016. The other was a loss this season that was closer than expected. The Steelers make sense for 11 because Ben Roethlisberger is at the end of a magnificent career, and though he’s still capable as a leader and an elite quarterback, his best days are clearly behind him.

From the Eagles’ standpoint, if moving on from Carson Wentz is something they’d consider, it makes more sense to trade 11 to an AFC team than an NFC team. Doing that means that they’d only see him once every four years (unless they cross paths in that game in February).

The Colts are in the AFC South. The Steelers are in the AFC North. There are two more teams on this list. They’ve never publicly expressed interest in having the Wentz Wagon ride through their respective cities, but they could be two very favorable situations for a signal-caller who’s still young but clearly not playing as well as he’s capable of playing.