Colts announce trade for QB Carson Wentz

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The Indianapolis Colts traded two draft picks to the Philadelphia Eagles for quarterback Carson Wentz, the team announced Wednesday.

Due to NFL rules, the Colts couldn’t announce the trade until the new league year arrived at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Even though it had been widely reported, the Colts couldn’t say anything about it.

However, the new league year has arrived and Wentz is now the quarterback of the Colts. They haven’t made many moves in free agency thus far while most of the names have already found new homes.

Wentz will be coming off of his worst season in 2020. He led the league with 15 interceptions while his work from the pocket showed much work is needed. Wentz started 12 games before rookie Jalen Hurts took over for the Eagles.

But the Colts are confident that they can turn Wentz around to the promising quarterback he showed early in his career.

With Wentz now the quarterback, the Colts will be without a third-round pick for the moment. But Chris Ballard can still build around Wentz with the No. 21 pick in the draft.

The other part of the deal is a conditional 2022 second-round pick. If Wentz plays 75% of snaps or 70% of snaps and the Colts make the playoffs, that 2022 second-round pick will turn into a first-rounder.

The Colts have a talented roster but one that still needs work. They are hoping Wentz can fill the void at quarterback and keep them in the conversation for the AFC South.

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