Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons to cut ties with Carson Wentz

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1.    The Philadelphia Eagles could catch a financial break.

If the reports are true about Carson Wentz’s desire to help facilitate a trade, that would, more than likely, involve restructuring his deal to avoid a major cap hit. It’s going to be hard to find a team that’s willing to take on that type of deal. This would be a huge win for a franchise whose cap issues seem to become more horrendous each time you look at them.

2.  This gives the Philadelphia Eagles a chance to hit the reset button.

Wentz’s departure assures the Eagles of something else. It might allow the Birds to gain draft capital and to really invest in a youth movement. This team has been starved of playmakers at various positions since the Super Bowl run ended. Gaining both cap space and draft picks could allow them to build a solid foundation again with players who will be with the franchise for a while.

Cutting ties with Wentz brings on questions about what the Iggles’ leadership did wrong and hopefully ensures that a mistake of this magnitude never happens again, but before all of that is considered, first thing’s first. This organization needs a regroup and a rebuild in a major way.