STEFAN: Be Thankful Your Team Didn't Get Wentz'd


Today the announcement came out that the Philadelphia Eagles are trading Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, and the rest of the NFL should be breathing a sigh of relief, especially Chicago Bears fans. Wentz was benched during the 2020 season for young upstart Jalen Hurts, and had never fit the acclaim given to him league executives.

Yes Wentz had a good year in 2017, but then had to watch his backup get Super Bowl MVP. But since then, Wentz has struggled to be even decent as a starting QB. Year after year we've heard this is the time we're going to see Carson Wentz bloom, and year after year it doesn't happen. Since 2017 Wentz's record as a QB has been 5-6 in 2018, 9-7 in 2019, and 3-8-1 in 2020. Is this really the QB you want to take your team to the next level.

I'm happy to be wrong here, and Indy has a plug and play system. But Carson Wentz is NOT even close the caliber of the past three quarterbacks Indy has had. Carson Wentz is not Phillip Rivers. He's not Andrew Luck. He's not Peyton Manning. He's more the equivalent to Kirk Cousins, and I don't see anyone lining up to place the future of the franchise in Cousin's hands.

If your team needs a QB, you should be thankful the Colts got Wentz out of the way for you. Your front office now has been saved from making a magnificent mistake and causing you tons of frustration next season.

Well you might still have tons of frustration, but at least it won't be predictable frustration.


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