Describing his five years with the team as “an amazing journey”, quarterback Carson Wentz Farewell to Eagles, his former teammates and the city of Philadelphia on Friday.
Wentz posted a lengthy post on his Instagram account a day after League sources told ESPN that he had traded with Indianapolis Colts in the 2021 Round Three Pick Round and a conditional pick for the 2022 second round that could turn into a first player.
He wrote in part: “With the closure of one chapter, another begins.”
In Indianapolis, Wentz will be reunited with Colts coach Frank Reich, former Philadelphia offensive coordinator, and will help fill the void left by him. Philip Riversthe retirement. Eagles are likely to turn to Galen Horts, Although they also intend to enter competition for it, as the initial position is not expected to automatically move to QB’s second year.
Wentz’s trading marks the end of an unexpected season and year with Eagles. He went from former MVP nominee to support Hurts – a rookie pick in the second round in 2020 – while his relationship with former Eagles coach Doug Pederson has been unraveled.
Wentz wanted out of Philadelphia even though the Eagles hired former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Siriani as their new head coach.
Reich, who has coached Indianapolis for the past three years, was the attacking coordinator for Philadelphia in the NFL’s first two Wentz seasons in 2016 and 17. With Reich at the helm, Wentz would take charge of the Colts attack who finished 10th in NFL in total attack and ninth in NFL Scoring last season.