As part of the deal, Washington also received a 2022 second-round pick with the North Dakota State alum.
Meanwhile, Indianapolis received the Commanders’ second and third-round picks in 2022, plus a conditional third-rounder in 2023 that will become a second-rounder if Wentz plays 70 percent of the snaps.
Ironically, the Philadelphia Eagles got a similar conditional pick which became a first-rounder in the upcoming draft because Wentz played 75 percent of the Colts’ snaps last season.
But while Wentz took most of the playing time under center, the Colts failed to make the playoffs even if they had two opportunities to clinch their postseason spot.
The loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars that eliminated the Colts from postseason contention might have sealed his fate in Indianapolis.
Now that he’s in Washington, ESPN’s Field Yates pointed out that Wentz might be looking for some payback in 2022.
Carson Wentz will not only face the Eagles twice next season, he'll also travel back to Indianapolis to play against the Colts too 🍿🍿
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 9, 2022
Yates said, “Carson Wentz will not only face the Eagles twice next season, he’ll also travel back to Indianapolis to play against the Colts too.”
If that’s the case, he has three opportunities to silence his doubters.
As always, the Philadelphia crowd will be loud during their games against a division rival like Washington.
But the boos will be louder with Wentz under center for the other team.
NFC East Versus The AFC South
Aside from his revenge game against the Colts, it also means that Wentz will go up against the three other teams in the AFC South.
Therefore, he won’t be able to escape the Jaguars even if he switched divisions, giving him a personal revenge game.
Then there are the Houston Texans that Washington should be able to defeat.