4 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles won that Carson Wentz trade

Jalen Hurts (R), Carson Wentz (L), Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
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Look at what the Philadelphia Eagles got out of the deal.

So, here we are, and who would have thunk? Carson Wentz’s legacy with the Philadelphia Eagles is this. In 2016, he did some nice things. In 2017, he set the table for a better cook and server (Nick Foles). He got hurt in 2018, and the better cook led the Birds to within a few plays of getting back to a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game, one they could have won (they did have the L.A. Rams number).

Many of his teammates didn’t like him and did everything they could to run him out of town. As fans and members of the media, we crushed those teammates, but in the end, they may have had a point.

Carson Wentz never led this team to a Super Bowl. Heck, he never even won a playoff game, and during the 2021 NFL offseason, he probably assisted ownership in their decision to run the only coach who had ever led this team to a Vince Lombardi Trophy out of town. And, then he left anyway.

The debate lives on. Hang around some Philadelphia Eagles fans, and you’ll still hear stories and arguments about how good he was (or wasn’t), but the fact of the matter is this. Carson Wentz is gone. So is the drama that came with him, and the Birds got a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional second-round pick out of the deal.

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That second-rounder will probably wind up being a first-rounder, which will give the Eagles three first-round draft selections in 2022, so even if you are a little bitter, even if this Jalen Hurts thing doesn’t work out, Philly can still go get a franchise quarterback next season (or trade for one).

Things don’t always work out how we expect, but Philly came out on top this time. Trading Carson Wentz sets the Eagles up for success, and there isn’t a Birds fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that will complain about that.