It was during Reich’s time as offensive coordinator that the North Dakota State alum thrived to become one of the league’s up-and-coming quarterbacks.
However, things went south for Wentz when he got injured during the Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning 2017 season.
He wasn’t the same player when he returned, leading to the Eagles drafting Jalen Hurts as his replacement.
Reich hoped that he could revive Wentz’s once-promising career by trading for him in Indianapolis.
Unfortunately, even that plan didn’t work as the Colts missed the 2021 playoffs despite having two opportunities to clinch a berth.
Now that Wentz is with the Washington Commanders, NBC Sports’ JP Finlay revealed Reich’s thoughts on the trade for Wentz.
Reich says he loves Carson Wentz and thinks he will play well for the Commanders. “Sometimes in the league it just doesn’t work out and you can’t explain it”
— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 28, 2022
Finlay tweeted, “Reich says he loves Carson Wentz and thinks he will play well for the Commanders. ‘Sometimes in the league, it just doesn’t work out and you can’t explain it.'”
Reich also said that they won’t have seller’s remorse in trading Wentz away.
The former NFL quarterback shared those thoughts during the league’s annual meeting at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
A New Era Of Colts Football
With Wentz in Washington, the Colts brought in former league MVP Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a third-round pick.
Experts herald the move as an upgrade from Wentz who couldn’t get it going during the 2020 season with Philadelphia.
However, Ryan will be the team’s sixth Week 1 starter since Scott Tolzein in 2017.
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