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Report: Colts are obvious suitor for Carson Wentz but want more in potential deal

The Colts are reportedly an obvious suitor for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, but they want more in a potential trade.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is still likely to be traded sometime this offseason. However, it is unclear how many teams are involved or in discussions with the Eagles.

Wentz did not have a great season under center in 2020, which led to him getting benched in favor of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts in Week 13. The fifth-year veteran completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.

One team who appears to be interested in Wentz is the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have a vacancy at quarterback after Philip Rivers retired last month. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Tuesday that Indianapolis is the obvious suitor for Wentz, but the Eagles are also losing leverage in trade talks.

The Eagles reportedly want a Matthew Stafford-type trade package for Wentz, which is unfathomable at this point based on his contract and how he played this past season. However, if Philadelphia is hell-bent on their high demands for Wentz, the Colts reportedly want additional compensation in return.

According to Mike Kaye of NJ.com, the additional compensation that Indy would want is extra players or draft picks. The Eagles cannot afford to give up multiple picks for Wentz as their cap situation is not the best. Therefore, their best route is to give up an extra player, which could be tight end Zach Ertz.