Carson Wentz Reportedly ‘Still Plans’ To Request Trade From Eagles – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS / AP) – The Eagles’ season ends Sunday night, but the drama is just beginning. The Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is reportedly going to ask for his ticket out of town.
Wentz “still plans” to seek a deal in the off-season after joining rookie Jalen Hurts in December, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.
Wentz’s relationship with head coach Doug Pederson is “irreparably broken,” ESPN reported.
The Eagles’ price to Wentz will be “significant,” the report said.
According to the report, the Indianapolis Colts are said to be a team interested in Wentz. Colt’s head coach Frank Reich was Wentz’s first offensive coordinator with the Eagles.
Hurts was the Eagles’ second pick in the April NFL Draft.
The 22-year-old will start the Eagles’ season finale against Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field for the fourth time in a row on Sunday night, while Wentz will be inactive.
Wentz struggled with decisions and sales from the start of this season. Although Wentz stopped playing as of December 6, he is still linked to Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock for the standings with 15 interceptions, and his 50 sacks are the most in the NFL. He also fumbled 10 times and lost four times.
Wentz’s $ 128 million four-year contract extension will go into effect after this season.
Changes are expected this off-season after the Eagles missed the playoffs for the first time since 2016, Wentz’s rookie season.
Jim Schwartz will reportedly allow his contract to expire after the Sunday night game, which means the Birds will need a new defense coordinator in 2021.
Pederson is reportedly back but has his season-end meetup with Jeffrey Lurie on Tuesday.
Pederson led Kitchener to the franchise’s only Super Bowl title in its sophomore season, a playoff win the following year and a division championship last season. The team has been 23-26-1 since the Super Bowl win, including the playoffs, but Pederson has two years left on his contract. So it would be a surprise if Lurie fired him after an off-season in which the team had a string of injuries and key starters.
“Jeffrey and I obviously have a lot of conversations throughout the season about my status. Our main focus right now is this season, ”said Pederson on Monday. “And I really trust myself that I know exactly how to fix things. We won a lot of games here, the postseason was three of the five years I’ve been here and a championship and all that. I’ve seen it, I’ve done it. That’s where my trust lies. So these conversations that we are talking about will come at the right time. “
Pederson does not plan to gain more power over personnel decisions. He prefers input and lets General Manager Howie Roseman and his staff win over players.
“You get into this business, especially as a head coach, and you do it because you love being with the players and wanting to teach football,” said Pederson. “I want to be part of the solution. I want to be part of the evaluation process. I want to be a voice that is heard and I want to have this collaborative communication with Howie and his staff and be part of that process.
“I don’t necessarily want to exceed this limit because it means that you no longer have to work as a head football coach. I like being on the football side as a former football player and of course now as a coach. That’s where my passion lies. Still, I want to be part of the solution. I want to help evaluate and bring people here who can help us win. “
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