2 Philadelphia Eagles trade scenarios involving Colts, Carson Wentz

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The Philadelphia Eagles deal Carson Wentz for picks.

There’s no nice way to say this. The Philadelphia Eagles are an awful football team. You could literally place every position grouping on a dartboard, throw on a blindfold, toss a dart over your shoulder, and if you still hit that dartboard, you’d land on something that the Eagles need.

They need running backs and linebackers. They need wide receivers and cornerbacks. Some might even say that they need a signal-caller. Again, this is a bad football team that might need two offseasons to fix this mess. Perhaps a little addition by subtraction would help?

Trading Carson Wentz won’t necessarily fix Philly’s salary cap problem. They’re on the hook for a lot of money here, but if they can somehow salvage a bad situation by accumulating a couple of draft picks, that’s all that you can ask for.

The Colts aren’t giving up a first-round selection for Wentz. You do realize that they would also have to swallow a four-year deal that will cost them about $98.4 million right? That comes from Over The Cap. They can do it. They’re projected to be about $58 million under the cap this offseason. You can hang that up though. 11 isn’t worth that type of investment: however, what they might be willing to agree to is this.

The Colts send a second-rounder in 2021’s NFL Draft and a conditional pick in 2022 over to the Eagles in exchange for 11. If Wentz starts and can lead Indy to the NFL Playoffs at the end of the 2021-2022 season, that conditional pick becomes another second-rounder. If he fails, which seems to be very likely, the Birds get a fourth-round draft choice.

They’d take that deal right? No? You don’t think so? Well, how about this?