Indianapolis – The Colts are trading a quarterback Carson Wentz to Washington leaders for a batch of the footage, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Colts will receive the leaders’ third-round picks in 2022 and 2023, sources said. A 2023 third-round player could become a second-round pick if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s hits. The teams also exchanged second-round selections in 2022, with the Colts team moving from 47th overall to 42nd.
Sources told Shifter that Washington will pay the full $28 million owed to Wentz for the 2022 season, which includes an existing $5 million bonus due next week.
The deal comes one week after captains general manager Martin Mayhew said the team “passed the league effectively” to find the midfielder. Washington has started 32 quarterbacks since it last won the Super Bowl after the 1991 season, including eight in the past three seasons.
Taylor Hynek He went 7-8 starting last season for Washington, throwing for 3,419 yards with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Wentz spent one season as the Colts quarterback after the Indianapolis gave the Philadelphia Eagles a pick for the first and third rounds in February 2021. It was an attempt to find the next quarterback after Phillip Rivers retired after the 2020 season.
2 pick overall in the 2016 draft, Wentz threw 27 touchdown passes and tied his career low in interceptions with seven last season. His long-term status with the Colts came into question late in the season when he struggled in the team’s last two games as they only had to win one to make the playoffs.
“I’d like to quit first aid,” Colts General Manager Chris Ballard said in January. “I would like Carson to be the long-term answer or find someone who will be here for the next 10 to 12 years. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out like that. I can dream about it, I hope, I do everything I can to figure it out, but you do your best.” Your best effort is what you can do in that time.”
Wentz completed 59% of his passes, threw two touchdown passes and lost twice to the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars to close out the season. He threw for at least 200 yards in only two of his last eight games of the season. In the surprise loss to Jaguar at the end of the season, Wentz averaged a low 4.3 overall QBR.
MVP candidate with the Eagles before tearing up the AFC Champions League in the late 2017 season, Wentz lost his primary job Galen Hurts During the 2020 season, which led to his trade to Indianapolis. Wentz has been heading to his third team in the past three seasons and will face both previous teams in 2022.
Wentz’s departure means the search for stability at the quarterback for the Colts continues since Andrew Lack retired in August 2019. Jacobi Brisset Not showing enough to prove he was the answer, Rivers was a player behind a gaping backstroke towards the end of his career, and Wentz failed in his only season at Indianapolis for the center.
Coach Frank Reich will now have his fifth starting player in as many seasons.
Information from ESPN’s John Kim was used in this report.
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