Carson Wentz is headed to Indianapolis. On Thursday, the quarterback was traded from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported.
The conditions of the 2022 pick becoming a first rounder are that Wentz must reach 75% of the offensive snaps this season or play 70% of the offensive snaps while the Colts make the playoffs. The Colts made the playoffs last year with Philip Rivers leading the offense.
On the other end of the deal, the quarterback situation in Philadelphia has not been without drama. With the Wentz deal, the clear expectation is that Jalen Hurts will be QB1. Wentz leaves behind some mixed reviews in Philly, When the team won the Super Bowl in 2018 over the New England Patriots, it was Nick Foles who ultimately lead them to the promised land -- not Wentz, who was injured earlier in that season.
Don't forget how instrumental Carson Wentz was to Eagles' Super Bowl win 3 years ago.— NFLonCBS (@NFLonCBS) February 18, 2021
▫️3rd in MVP Voting
▫️33 TD/7 INT in 13 starts
▫️Suffered season-ending injury in Week 14
▫️Helped guide Philly to No. 1 seed in NFC
▫️Eagles went on to win Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/0kyHAy3kOg
To say Wentz has struggled since then would be an understatement, and all the while he's had a major price tag attached to his name. He went 3-8-1 in 2020 and seemed to find himself on the turf often, getting sacked frequently.
When the news hit that Wentz would be traded to the Colts, fans and players on Twitter were quick to react. Some Eagles fans were happy to get rid of him, while others took the time to thank him for the Super Bowl win.
Here are some of the best reactions:
The Colts seem happy.
His new teammates sent out a welcome message.
i’m bout to FaceTime Wentz and he better pick up. congrats to Carson!! 🐎— Kenny Moore II (@KennyKennyMoe3) February 18, 2021
Former Eagle Chris Long is happy for his former teammate.
Torrey Smith predicts big things for Wentz next year.
He also gave a shoutout to Hurts.
I’m also excited for Jalen Hurts. He went through a lot in college and deserves the opportunity to be the guy. I hope they don’t draft a qb in the first round! Let the young man grow!— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 18, 2021
It's a learning process.
Here's a preview of Wentz in his new threads:
Stay strong Eagles fans.
Some are predicting that not only will Wentz help lead Indy to the playoffs, but he will win when he gets there.
carson wentz & the colts will win a playoff game.— gabb 🌟 (@gabbgoudy) February 18, 2021
But most aren't shipping them to the big game quite yet.
Before today: The Colts are just a QB away from being a Super Bowl contender.— Jordan Moore (@iJordanMoore) February 18, 2021
After today: The Colts are still just a QB away from being a Super Bowl contender.
Many are not happy about how the Wentz era transpired in Philadelphia.
What a waste of time, energy, and talent.— Jessica Towne (@RunThisTowne13) February 18, 2021
The Eagles franchise is an embarrassment.
Some fans just wanted to thank him for the championship.