Philadelphia Eagles: One blockbuster league-altering trade idea

Carson Wentz (11) and Jalen Hurts (2) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Carson Wentz (11) and Jalen Hurts (2) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Ok, let’s get crazy! By now, you’ve heard all of the Carson Wentz rumors, and all of the talk about when the Philadelphia Eagles night make a move. Arguably the craziest rollercoaster ride in a young franchise signal-caller’s career, Wentz has gone from a league M.V.P runner-up to a ‘broken’ quarterback in just five short years.

No matter what side of the line you are personally on, one thing seems to be true about all of this hoopla, Carson Wentz will be traded sooner or later. So far, the rumors have ranged from the Philadelphia Eagles wanting two first rounds picks, to their desire for multiple picks and a talented player to sweeten the pot. Honestly, no one knows what’s really going on behind the scenes, with Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie.

That won’t stop Philadelphia Eagles from talking though, will it?

Despite the rumor-mill being on full blast at the moment, nothing solid is floating around. So with that being said, we at Inside the Iggles decided to work out our own blockbuster trade scenario, one in which three teams are involved. We figured go big or go home, right?

We want to make it clear that this is only a suggestion and that none of this is insider information that we are using to create the landscape of this trade. So, with all that here we go, enjoy.

This trade starts with the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans, who are both in the market for a franchise quarterback. Let’s start with the easy part. The Philadelphia Eagles send Carson Wentz and a 2021 third-round pick to the Chicago Bears, in exchange for their first-round pick (20), a fifth-round pick in 2022, and linebacker Roquan Smith.

The Philadelphia Eagles then send second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts, their sixth pick (first round), the twentieth pick (first round), and a sixth-round pick. In return, the Houston Texans send quarterback Deshaun Watson, a fourth-round pick, and a fifth-round pick in 2022.

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Understandably this trade scenario would be a long shot, but it’s one that makes a ton of sense for all parties involved. The Bears get their franchise QB in Wentz. The Texans get a load of first-round picks which they were in need of, as well as a young quarterback with tons of potential. Last but not least the Philadelphia Eagles get their franchise quarterback in Watson, a rising star to man the middle of the defense, and a little bit of draft capital.

It’s crazy we get it, but maybe this is what is needed in a time like this. Someone needs to start thinking outside of the box.