When the 2022 NFL season starts, Washington will be Wentz’s third team in seven seasons.
What a steep fall from grace for a player that was a Pro Bowler and Second-Team All-Pro in 2017.
But with Wentz returning to the NFC East after leaving the Philadelphia Eagles via another trade, Sports Illustrated’s Andrew Brandt remembered the draft picks that have changed possessions because of him.
1st Rd pick 16' (Browns)
3rd Rd pick 16' (Browns)
4th Rd pick 16' (Browns)
1st Rd pick 17' (Browns)
2nd Rd pick 18' (Browns)
3rd Rd pick 21' (Eagles)
1st Rd pick 22' (Eagles)
3rd Rd pick 22' (Colts)
2nd Rd pick 23' (Colts)
3 – 1st
2 – 2nd
3 – 3rd
1 – 4th
Made over 100 million
— AJ Williams (@PyratHouseAJ) March 10, 2022
Brandt tweeted, “Not sure there’s another player in NFL history with more collective high draft picks traded for him than Carson Wentz. Multiple firsts, seconds, thirds, more.”
To which, football fanatic AJ Williams responded with a list of picks traded to get Wentz.
However, the list lacks one pick that the Colts will get by trading him to Washington.
But before identifying the missing pick, it’s best to recall how the collection of draft picks happened.
In 2015, Chip Kelly coached his third and final season for the Eagles.
A year later, the franchise saw North Dakota State alum, Wentz, as a can’t-miss talent that they had to have.
Therefore, they traded up to the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, originally owned by the Cleveland Browns.
The price for getting Wentz was Philadelphia’s first, third, and fourth-rounders that year, plus their first-rounder in 2017, and their second-rounder in 2018.
Two Teams In Two Seasons
After five seasons in Philadelphia, the Colts traded for Wentz to reunite him with his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich.
The Colts traded their third-rounder in the 2021 draft and a conditional second-rounder that became a first-rounder because Wentz played 75 percent of the snaps last season.
Finally, Indianapolis will get a 2022 third-rounder, a 2023 second-rounder, and a conditional 2023 third-rounder for trading Wentz to Washington.