A trade market for Carson Wentz that was once so hot some believed he could be moved as soon as today, has gone cold. Indeed, the Bears and Colts – a.k.a. the two teams who most often appear as possible suitors – appear to be standing their ground when it comes to a trade for the Eagles quarterback.
Mike Kaye, who covers the Eagles for NJ.com, hears the Bears “believe the Eagles have overvalued Wentz.” Meanwhile, Kaye relays that the Colts have asked for players or picks from the Eagles as part of any deal. So in other words, we’ve got an old-fashioned standoff at trade central.
More specifically, when it comes to the Bears, Kaye writes that they are “growing impatient.” There’s no context beyond that, which results in little more than a ton of questions. For example: Are the Bears impatient because they’ve put down what they feel is a fair offer, while the Eagles are dragging their feet? Is it because the Eagles are overvaluing Wentz, causing the deal to stall? Do the Bears just want any version of the deal done at this point? Or are they waiting out the Wentz situation while other quarterback conversations can be had?
All in all, Kaye’s reporting suggests this trade market has frozen over. And at the root of it, a sense of discipline from trade partners not jumping to make a deal. But when it comes to the Bears, this could well be a sign of growth from GM Ryan Pace. Wouldn’t it be something if this was the moment Pace finally decided he wasn’t willing to risk it all? It sure would be a change of pace compared to what we’ve grown accustom to from him.
In any case, we’re at a stalemate.
The Eagles don’t want anything less than what the Lions were given in the Matthew Stafford deal. Meanwhile, the other side of the negotiating table seems to want no part in offering anything substantial. The saga continues.
For more from Kaye, you can check out his full story below:
“They don’t want to give him up for much less than (the Matthew Stafford haul)."
The Carson Wentz trade market has cooled off a bit for the #Eagles, according to multiple sources.
— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) February 10, 2021