Carson Wentz trade details: Washington settles after missing out on Russell Wilson

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The Washington Commanders called just about every team with an available quarterback before settling on Carson Wentz.

Wentz, a former franchise quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles, has fallen from grace like few before him in such a rapid period of time. Injuries have played a role, of course, as well as his attitude.

The former No. 2 overall pick essentially forced his way out of Philadelphia. With a new team in Indianapolis, he did not prove himself worthy of the starting quarterback job, as the Colts failed to make the playoffs by losing to the lowly Jaguars in the season’s final week. Chris Ballard and Frank Reich failed to back Wentz at all this offseason, and for good reason. It was fairly obvious he was on his way out.

Carson Wentz trade details

Per Adam Schefter, the Colts are set to receive a pair of third-round picks in return for Wentz, who is a depreciated asset at this point in his career

Carson Wentz stats 2021

Wentz’s numbers weren’t all that bad in 2021, as he threw for 27 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, along with 3,563 passing yards.

Carson Wentz contract

Wentz’s base salary is just over $22 million in 2022. His number against the salary cap is over $28 million, and he’s set to earn $15 million in guaranteed money, per Over The Cap.

What does Carson Wentz trade mean for Taylor Heinicke?

Heinicke’s days in Washington aren’t necessarily behind him, as there could very well be a quarterback battle in training camp if the Commanders are done adding to their quarterback room.

The Commanders will give Heinicke — who has proven himself in various stints as the starter — an opportunity to earn the job from Wentz. A crowded quarterback room isn’t a bad thing for Ron Rivera and Co.

Carson Wentz Super Bowl

Wentz does technically have a Super Bowl to his name with the Eagles, though he did not play in that game. He was notoriously unhappy that Philadelphia was seemingly better without him on the field.

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