The once franchise quarterback will now be making another move — back to the NFC East. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Indianapolis Colts are trading Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders.
Colts are trading QB Carson Wentz to Washington for a package of packs that is thought to include two third-round picks, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/KYb7rj5ozw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
After one season with the Colts, Wentz finished with a 62.4 completion percentage. He threw for 3,563 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The Colts finished with an identical record to the Eagles (9-8); however Indianapolis failed to qualify for the playoffs after a loss in Week 18.
As part of the trade, the Colts will receive the Commanders’ third-round picks in the 2022 and 2023 NFL Draft. The 2023 third-round pick can become a second-round selection if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s snaps. In addition, both teams swapped this year’s second-round picks. The Colts will move up from No. 47 overall to No. 42.
This season, Wentz was set to make $28 million, including a $5 million roster bonus. The salary will kick in next week and the Commanders will now pay it in full.
After quite the quarterback controversy Wentz was a part of in Philadelphia, it’s likely he should prepare for another one. Washington’s Taylor Heinicke was the team’s starting quarterback for the 2021 season. He went 7-8, completing 3,419 passing yards and 20 touchdowns with 15 interceptions.
Washington will face Philadelphia twice next season and will travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. They’ll also play the Jacksonville Jaguars reuniting Carson Wentz with former head coach Doug Pederson.
With the departure of Wentz, the remaining quarterbacks on the Colts’ roster are Sam Ehlinger and James Morgan. Neither players has started in an NFL game yet.