Colts Trade Carson Wentz to the Commanders

Carson Wentz is on the move once more. The former first round draft pick got traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts last season. After just one uneventful year with the Colts, he has been flipped again. This time he is headed to the Washington Commanders. The deal won’t officially be finalized until the new league year begins on March 16th.

Based on the reports that have already come out, Washington gave Indianapolis a 2022 third round pick and a 2023 third round pick that could turn into a second-round pick if Wentz plays well. The two teams will also swap 2022 second round picks on top of that. It is also worth mentioning that Washington’s safety Landon Collins will be released from the team in a corresponding move. Wentz contract ate up a good chunk of money and Collins refused to take a pay cut to make room for the new signal caller.

Carson Wentz Wasn’t the Answer for Colts

The Colts thought that they could turn Carson Wentz back into the MVP candidate that we saw back in 2017. He showed some flashes but was all around inconsistent to say the least. He threw for under 300 yards in the team’s final five games though, with four of them going under 190. It seemed like the team won games in spite of him rather than because of him.

Indianapolis now searches for their fifth quarterback in five years. Linebacker Darius Leonard isn’t really happy with that statistic. He posted on Twitter, “Here we go again” after news broke of the Wentz deal. Options that are currently on the table include Jimmy Garoppolo, Deshaun Watson and upcoming draft picks Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett.

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