The Washington Commanders have completed a trade to acquire Carson Wentz and a second round pick from the Colts according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. In return, the Colts will get a package of picks, which includes two third-rounders and a second-rounder.
Colts are trading QB Carson Wentz to Washington for a package of packs that is thought to include two third-round picks, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/KYb7rj5ozw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
Washington had previously made offers for Russell Wilson and was in the market for other quarterbacks, but was unable to get a deal done. Now, they will have Wentz at quarterback for the 2022 season and possibly beyond. They will owe him $28 million for the 2022 season.
The Colts traded for Wentz before the 2021 season, which resulted in them giving up a first-round pick. They will now need to address the quarterback position in free agency or the draft. Indianapolis will receive a third-round pick this season and a third-round pick in 2023, which could turn into a second-round pick, as well as an additional second-round pick. With Wentz off the books, the Colts will have the most cap space in the league.
Wentz, 29, was the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He made one Pro Bowl and was a part of an Eagles team that won the Super Bowl, although he missed the playoff run with an injury.
In his career, Wentz has passed for 20,374 yards, 140 touchdowns and 57 interceptions on 62.6 percent completion. For the 2021 season with the Colts, Wentz racked up 3,563 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions on 62.4 percent completion.
The Commanders will hope that Wentz can help the team improve upon their 7-10 record and potentially make the playoffs in 2022.
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