Carson Wentz tops Jared Goff for largest dead cap hit ever after trade to Colts

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The Los Angeles Rams paid a massive price to trade to trade Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions this offseason, and not just in the form of the three draft picks they gave up to acquire Matthew Stafford. Once the trade becomes official, they’ll take on $22.2 million in dead money.

That was the largest single-season dead cap charge in NFL history … until Thursday. The Eagles agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Colts for a third-round pick and conditional second-rounder, and in doing so, they’ll eat $33.8 million in dead money this year.

Goff held the title of being the No. 1 pick in 2016, but now Wentz has the crown of being the most expensive departure in league history.

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On a related note, with Wentz and Goff both being traded this offseason – as well as Matthew Stafford – there is no longer a single first-round quarterback who will still be with his original team when the 2021 season begins.

That stat is courtesy of Field Yates.

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