The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-7-1.
It’s no secret QB Carson Wentz is struggling this year.
Carson Wentz this season:
-15 INT (most in the NFL)
-46 sacks (most in the NFL)
-95 off-target incompletions (most in the NFL) pic.twitter.com/58O6lUU5xU
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 1, 2020
Wentz is signed with the Eagles through the end of the 2024 season and ranks as the 8th highest paid QB in the NFL.
With that being said, where might Wentz end up playing football in 2021 if not in Philadelphia (where he likely will stay).
It’s worth mentioning that the Eagles would incur financial losses if they break the contract with Wentz any earlier than 2022.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz’s fully guaranteed $8M roster bonus is due today. His $15.4M 2021 base salary is also fully guaranteed.
— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) March 20, 2020
But if things get bad enough, anything is possible including perhaps a trade.
1. Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have a one year deal with QB Philip Rivers for 2020.
And backup QB Jacoby Brissett is in the final year of his two year contract.
The Colts will need to make a commitment to either one of these guys or look elsewhere for a QB.
Colts Coach Frank Reich is the former offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Many attribute the Eagles Super Bowl victory and the success of both Wentz and Foles to Reich.
Reich could want to reunite with Wentz.
Consider what Reich said about Wentz in January 2019.
“It makes me laugh because having been there two years, having been a part of the process of drafting him there and getting to know him the way that I know him, there’s just few people in this league that I think (more) highly of than Carson. I know him very, very close. And I’m not just saying this to defend him, and I don’t need to defend him, his teammates are doing that quite well. But this guy is a humble guy. This guy is a competitor. He knows what he wants. This guy is a leader. This guy has so much stinkin’ juice, it’s unreal.”
2. Detroit Lions
Now that Matt Patricia has left the building, more changes within the Lions locker room are expected.
Could one of those changes be with QB Matt Stafford?
Stafford has been with the Lions since 2009.
His record is 73-86-1.
And the rumor mill has Stafford potentially heading west to San Francisco in 2021.
3. Denver Broncos
Despite the fact that Hall of Fame QB John Elway is GM and President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, the team cannot manage to get a good starting quarterback.
The last one they had was Peyton Manning who retired in 2016.
— Dusty Wyatt Chandler (@DeezyReezy) December 1, 2020
Despite all of this, Wentz will most likely remain with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Aside from the financial ramifications, the Eagles have other holes to mend in the off season.
If Wentz is given some healthy and young teammates, namely on the offensive line and in wide receiver positions, things could look decidedly different for him and the Eagles in 2021.
And then there is the question about the Eagles coaching staff?
Will they remain in place?
It’s hard to fathom that the Eagles will both fire the coaching staff and get rid of their former MVP-caliber starting QB who is by the way about to turn 28 years old.
Wentz is young and presumably has a lot of football ahead of him.