Eagles to receive first-round pick after Carson Wentz reaches snap count

Posted on December 19, 2021

Saturday night, the Indianapolis Colts played the New England Patriots, sending quarterback Carson Wentz’s snap count over the agreed upon threshold.

Wentz played 52 snaps this week. He now totals 906 of 928 for the season — 97.6 percent.


When the Philadelphia Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts earlier this year, the deal included a second-round pick that had the potential to become a first rounder. Wentz had to play 75 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps or play 70 percent and make the playoffs.

Fans have been actively tracking Wentz’s snap count since Week 1. Averaging 67.4 snaps per game, the Colts were on pace to play 1,146 offensive snaps this season. In order to achieve 75 percent, Wentz would need to play about 859 snaps. And on Saturday, he did just that.

Now with 906 snaps, the Eagles have solidified their first-round pick, all thanks to Carson Wentz.

In the event that Wentz was to miss the Colts’ final three games of the season, he would still finish with around 80 percent of offensive snaps. After their win this weekend, Indianapolis also has an 88 percent chance at making the playoffs as they go 8-6.

Philadelphia now has three first-round picks heading into 2022 — their own, one from the Dolphins, and now one from the Colts.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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