Depending on your point of view, the Chicago Bears either dodged a bullet or they lost out on one of the better available quarterbacks this offseason, but regardless of your take, the Bears will no longer be linked to Carson Wentz as the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade him to the Indianapolis Colts.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that he and fellow NFL insider Chris Mortensen have learned that Wentz will be heading to Indy in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo is reporting that those conditions to make it a first would be if Wentz plays 75% of the Colts snaps in the regular season or if he plays 70% and the team makes the postseason.
If Wentz stays healthy those conditions seems very likely which would net the Eagles their first rounder that they were reportedly holding out for.
The Bears apparently were never willing to go over the top with an offer for a quarterback that was coming off his worst season as a pro, was three years removed from his lone Pro Bowl acknowledgement, and that had several injuries over the last few years.
The Bears interest seemed to stall the in the last week as the Eagles tried to leverage them for more picks through the media, but Chicago general manager Ryan Pace didn’t take the bait.
SiriusXM’s Adam Caplan is reporting that the Bears backed completely out of the trade talks recently.
The last few days it leaked that Wentz’s preference was to head to Indianapolis to be reunited with Frank Reich, so now Reich and the Colts will be tasked with getting Wentz back to the player he was in 2017.
You guys okay that Wentz landed in Indy?