The Indianapolis Colts traded QB Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders in exchange for a 2022 third-round pick and a 2023 third-round pick.
Washington is picking up the tab for all $28,294,119 of Wentz’s awful contract in 2022 after falling apart in the Colts’ Week 18 loss to the Jaguars that could have sent them to the playoffs.
In June of 2019, the Philadelphia Eagles signed the 29-year-old to a four-year, $128 million guaranteed contract that came with $107,970,683 guaranteed.
That being said, this could be the worst contract in NFL history given Wentz’s track record.
NBC Sports Edge and The Athletic also chimed in on the report:
The Athletic’s Zak Keefer reports the Colts’ issues with ex-QB Carson Wentz “stretched back to before the season began.”
Keefer paints a picture of a quarterback who was basically never liked or respected from the second he showed up in Indianapolis. “Over the course of the year, some grew frustrated at what they deemed a lack of leadership, a resistance to hard coaching and a reckless style of play, which had a role in several close losses this year.” Other than that Mrs. Lincoln? But there’s more. “The quarterback, who learned he was on shaky ground with the organization over the last month, reached out to owner Jim Irsay in hopes of setting up a meeting to ‘clear the air,’ a source said. But Irsay declined the meeting.” Yikes. These are the exact kind of things that were said about Wentz his final days in Philadelphia. He frankly sounds unpleasant to work with. It is impossible to see how this will work in the league’s most dysfunctional organization in Washington. Best of luck, “Commanders” fans.
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