Are the Philadelphia Eagles Stuck with Carson Wentz?
What in the world is going to happen with Carson Wentz next year? Well, the Eagles are in a bit of a tough spot because if they try and deal Wentz, what will they really get for him? He’s definitely at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to value. If Philly traded him now, they’d be selling him very low. They will likely try and fix Carson because any other option is not really good for the team. Selling low assets does not bring a worthwhile return. A player like Matthew Stafford, for instance, is going to get more return than Wentz. Based on their age and how Stafford played last year and the Wentz before this season, you’d think that they’d probably be relatively close to each other in terms of trade value, but not so much.
Apparently, a first-round pick is the price for Stafford, a top-ten pick even. The cost in a deal with Denver would be their number nine pick for Stafford straight up. That is definitely not going to be what Carson Wentz fetches in the trade market. No one is trading a top-ten pick for Wentz even though he’s significantly younger and has arguably had a similar type of ceiling as Stafford. Both had had MVP level numbers in a season before, even if it was only a half of the season in 2019 for Stafford. At the same time as the highlights, we’ve also seen the Lions QB be inconsistent, and the same thing can be said for the Philadelphia Eagle.
It doesn’t seem like they’ll be able to trade Wentz and that they’ll have to work it out with Wentz. What could end up happening is a team could come calling with an injury to their quarterback and look to acquire Wentz. When another team has a need, like replacing an injured starting quarterback, then the Eagles can get more back for their QB. The Eagles would love to see Wentz win the starting job. They have a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator; you quarterbacks are going head to head to win this job. If Wentz goes out and beats Jalen Hurts for the job, then you have that formula in place where instead of the job is automatically his, he has to go out and work for it. Make him earn it like he’s a rookie again, and he’s got to beat out all these guys and become the guy again. It will be a challenge for Wentz, but it should ultimately create a quarterback competition, which should be good for the team if it gets Wentz going again and much better for his trade value.