WUT: The Colts Are Trading Carson Wentz to Washington After Just One Year in Indianapolis

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WUT: The Colts Are Trading Carson Wentz to Washington After Just One Year in Indianapolis

Chicago Bears

The Bears found themselves in all sorts of failed quarterback entanglements last offseason.

Sure, the Russell Wilson swing-and-miss is the one most fans remember. But do you recall Chicago’s chase for Carson Wentz? It was a thing. And it was one the Bears ultimately were unable to pull off. Meanwhile, one year after successfully landing Wentz, the Indianapolis Colts are sending him packing:


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Washington Commanders have a new leader. It will be Carson Wentz calling the shots and throwing the pigskin around our nation’s capital for Washington’s football team. Schefter reports the deal includes a package that figures to be highlighted by a pair of third-round picks. That isn’t quite what the Colts gave to the Eagles for Wentz last year when the package was a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 selection that was ultimately a first-rounder. But it is better than the alternative of getting nothing in return after not getting much of anything from Wentz in his one year with the Colts.

Wentz threw for 3,563 yards and 27 touchdowns to go with a 94.6 passer rating. However, a late-season slide underscored by back-to-back losses to the Raiders and Jaguars that pushed the Colts out of the playoffs seems to have set the ball rolling on Wentz’s departure. But in the NFL, where coaches often believe they an fix what’s broken, this could be a one man’s trash is another man’s treasure kind of situation for the Commanders. Because after striking out in the Wilson sweepstakes, the artists formerly known as the Washington Football Team will try to capture lighting in a bottle with Wentz’s return to the NFC East.

As for the Colts, their eyes turn elsewhere:

The QB market is heating up. And we haven’t even opened free agency yet. So stay tuned.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.