If nothing else, the past two days have reinforced how incredibly important the quarterback position in today’s NFL is. It also showed how desperate some teams can get when it comes to acquiring a masterful midfielder.
The NFL quarterback saga continued on Wednesday with news that ponies They were trading Carson Wentz To the Leaders just a year after Indianapolis sent a 2021 third-round pick and this year’s first-round pick for Philadelphia with Wentz. The Colts went 9-8 during one season with Wentz, who failed to complete 60% of his throws in Indianapolis’ last two games of the season. The Colts lost both games while failing to make the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons.
Below are our trade scores for both teams, as well as what each team won and lost in the transaction.
- 2022 third round selection
- A 2023 third-round pick that escalates to a second-round pick if Wentz plays 70% of the picks
- 2022 second round selection
- Carson Wentz
- 2022 second round selection
While other picks were included, the Colts essentially gave up his 2022 first-round pick for one season with Wentz, a season that ended in disappointment. Given what they gave up in order to get it, it’s somewhat surprising that the ponies saved the experience after only a year.
Although it may be premature, if the ponies feel that Wentz wasn’t the answer, it makes sense to pull the plug now and go in a new direction. But where do they go from here? The Colts don’t have any quarterbacks pinned to their roster, and without a first-round pick, they wouldn’t be in line for one of the best quarterbacks in the draft.
Given the status of the quarterback, it made sense to include them Taylor Hynek in trade. Although not a superstar, Heinicke completed 65% of his passes with 20 touchdowns in 15 starters last season. Instead, it looks like the ponies He will go with everything trying to get it 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. With nine picks in this year’s draft, Indianapolis has the resources to put together a deal for Garoppolo, a former Super Bowl player who has a 37-16 career record as a base player. But given how many teams are in the market for a quarterback, the Colts may have to fight several other teams for the right to acquire the 30-year-old veteran.
If they can’t land Garoppolo, the next Colts option might be the previous bear start quarterback Mitchell Trubesky, who is arguably the best quarterback in the free agent category of the year. With the 42nd overall pick in the draft, the Colts may be in a position to pick North Carolina’s Sam Howell, the fifth-best potential draft for CBS Sports.
Leaders: C +
Washington is said to have kicked tires on nearly every available quarterback this season that has included new Bronco quarterback Russell Wilson. The leaders decided not to wait on Garoppolo and instead settled on Wentz, a former Pro Bowler with a 44-40-1 regular season record as a starting player.
The 29-year-old has shown flashes of brilliance during his career. He was in the league’s Player of the Year conversation before suffering an injury at the end of the season the Eagles She won the Super Bowl. Wentz endured another injury-strewn season in 2018 before helping lead Philadelphia to the playoffs in 2019. But he was dumped from Philadelphia after throwing 15 NFL picks during the 2020 season.
Wentz threw only seven interceptions last year while he threw 27 touchdowns. At times, he looked like the player he was in the NFL MVP conversation four years ago. But his lack of consistency eventually led to his brief stay in Indianapolis. While he will not have Jonathan Taylor In Washington, Wentz will be wide Terry McLaurin And back to back Antonio Gibson at his disposal. And with Wentz on, Washington could use the draft’s eleventh pick for another position to help improve their slate.