After being benched by Doug Pederson last month, Carson Wentz is ready to move on from his time with the Eagles.
The writing has been on the wall for Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles for weeks now. After the former first-round pick continued to struggle getting the offense moving for head coach Doug Pederson, Wentz was benched in favor of rookie signal-caller Jalen Hurts.
Wentz has made it quite clear that he doesn’t want to be a backup and that he strongly believes he’s a starter in this league. Now, he’ll look to win a job outside of Philly. Per ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Wentz will ask the Eagles for a trade this offseason.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz, benched in favor of Jalen Hurts last month, still plans to ask for a trade in the off-season because his relationship with HC Doug Pederson is fractured beyond repair, per ESPN’s @mortreport.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2021
Carson Wentz is all set to ask the Philadelphia Eagles for a trade this offseason
Again, this shouldn’t come as a massive surprise, especially with Wentz adamant that he doesn’t want to ride the pine. With Wentz basically on his way out of town, he’s a ‘healthy scratch’ for the Week 17 game against the Washington Football Team on Sunday as well.
It goes without saying, but the end of Wentz’s time in Philadelphia has been a major disappointment. Early on in his career, he showed flashes of brilliance and really lived up to his first-round billing.
However, he’s battled injuries in recent years and has just been flat out poor in 2020. On the season, Wentz has thrown for 16 touchdowns and a concerning 15 interceptions. In order for him to return to his old form, he’ll simply have to take better care of the football.
That won’t be a worry for Pederson and the Eagles, though, as it’s looking like Wentz basically has one foot out the door already.