The Chicago Bears’ pursuit of a quarterback continues. You may be OK with that for today.
Carson Wentz is reportedly heading to Indianapolis:
Philadelphia has agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, league sources tell @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 18, 2021
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets the Eagles and Colts have struck a deal to send Wentz to Indianapolis, which was always Wentz’s preference. In exchange, Philadelphia receives a 2021 third-round pick, plus a 2022 second-rounder that could grow into a first-round selection. In the end, it’s not the two first-round picks the Eagles were hoping to land when talks first began, but it’s a lot better than nothing – and maybe even more than many thought they could get.
As for the Bears, they held their line and wouldn’t make the Eagles a Godfather-style offer they couldn’t refuse. Good for them. There’s something important to be learned here about understanding player value and leverage in negotiations. And given the rumors about Wentz’s preferences not including Chicago, I’m OK with the Bears not going above and beyond to acquire Wentz.
And yet, the saga continues as the Bears’ quest to solve their own quarterback issues continue. With Wentz joining Matthew Stafford going off the board, Chicago pivots to a market that still has a potential for vast movement. It’s just that no one is sure which domino falls next after Wentz …