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Carson Wentz is expected to be traded ‘soon’ with Bears, Colts among the contenders

The Eagles are reportedly talking to the Bears and Colts and looking to get a deal done soon. We break down where things stand.

Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the game against the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field on January 3, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles appear ready to move on from their one-time hoped-for franchise quarterback. Carson Wentz has been the subject of trade rumors since he was benched and the Eagles season came to an end. This has picked up steam in recent days, with ESPN reporting the Eagles, “are expected to trade [him] in the coming days.”

Where might he be traded?

The Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts have both been prominently mentioned in recent days as a possible destination. The Bears seem to be the hottest rumor of late. ESPN reported the Bears and Colts had expressed interested, and that came after Bears, Colts, and Eagles media all chime in on the subject. Those are the only two teams mentioned for the time being.

What are the Eagles looking to get in a trade?

ESPN is reporting the Eagles are looking for a “Matthew Stafford package” in a Wentz trade. The Lions dealt their quarterback to the Rams for Jared Goff, a 2021 third round pick, and two future first round picks.

That seems a bit much, but there are rumors percolating around a potential Bears package. One had the Bears sending a 2021 first-round pick, a 2022 third-round pick, and Nick Foles. Another had the Bears sending a first, Foles, and Tarik Cohen. However, Cohen tweeted out that he spoke to Bears management and they said he’s not going anywhere.

What’s going to happen?

It’s tough to tell at this point, but it would appear we should get resolution soon. The Bears are desperate for some kind of resolution at the quarterback position, but given Wentz’s struggles, is he going to be a long-term upgrade over Mitchell Trubisky? The Colts need a new starter following Philip Rivers’ retirement, and they’re a playoff contender. Wentz is a downgrade from Rivers, but is he a sufficient upgrade over Jacoby Brissett?