583 Days ago…

The Philadelphia Eagles traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts.

 

One Sunday got particularly more exciting when it was announced the Eagles would play the Colts during the 2022 season.

The Eagles traded Wentz after an abysmal 2020 season. A season that saw Wentz only play 11 1/2 games. Before getting benched for Rookie QB Jalen Hurts.

Wentz had thrown for 2620 Yards, 16 Touchdowns and 15 Interceptions in those games.

Wentz’s Reunion

The expectation with Carson Wentz being traded to Indianapolis, was that being reunited with former Eagles Offensive Coordinator & Indy Head Coach Frank Reich would be able to bring another successful season out of Wentz. Reich had previously led the Colts to a 7-9 record in 2019, with Jacoby Brissett after Andrew Luck’s pre-season retirement. And an 11-5 record in 2020 after the Colts traded for Philip Rivers to put a placeholder in the QB position while they tried to find a long term solution.

Fast forward to the end of next season. Wentz went on to almost make the playoffs with the Colts… By losing a week 18 must win game against the 2-14 Jacksonville Jaguars.

Wentz finished that season with 3563 Yards, 17 Touchdowns and 7 Interceptions. Could’ve been better. Could’ve been worse.  With a good roster on both sides of the ball, the only thing stopping Wentz from succeeding was himself. Too much Hero-Ball, whatever… This was. And throwing into tight windows and triple-covered receivers didn’t leave a good highlight reel for Wentz’ time in Indy.

Another Trade

On March 16, the soon to be named Commanders were looking for an upgrade on Taylor Heinicke at the Quarterback position. The Commanders swapped 2nd round picks and sent a conditional 3rd round pick to the Colts in return for Carson Wentz and a 7th round pick. Wentz would now be on his 3rd team in 3 years.

Instead of getting to see Carson Wentz only once for a game in Indianapolis (Week 11). The Eagles now get to see him twice. Visiting Wentz in Washington this afternoon (Week 3) and In his return to Philadelphia (Week 10).

 

 

The Eagles will play their first NFC East divisional game this afternoon. Coming off a remarkable win against the Minnesota Vikings. They will visit a Washington team fresh off a loss against the Lions that saw Amon-Ra St. Brown pick up over 184 yards. Hurts had 4 receivers with 69+ yards on Monday, while the team rushed for over 160 Yards against a Minnesota defence that should have been a test for the Eagles and prove what the offence was capable of. It seems they’re capable of more than some might have expected. Which NFC East team will come out on top tomorrow?

 

Go Birds!

 

 

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