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Here is how much the Eagles want in a potential Carson Wentz trade

Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz may be coming off a season in which he was one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL, but the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly want a significant return if they decide to trade the former No. 2 overall pick.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on “Get Up!” Monday morning that he would not be surprised if Wentz is traded this week. That may depend on Philadelphia’s asking price, however, as Schefter has been told the Eagles want a package similar to the one the Los Angeles Rams gave up for Matthew Stafford.

“The Eagles are looking for what I was told is a ‘Matthew Stafford package,'” Schefter said. “If we go back and look, that was a third-round pick this year, two future (first-round picks) and Jared Goff.”

Schefter noted that the value of a future first-round pick is not the same as that of a first-round pick in the upcoming draft, but that still seems like a steep price for Wentz. That said, Wentz is more than four years younger than Stafford and had an MVP-caliber season a few years ago. You could make the argument that he has a higher ceiling than Stafford if he is put in the right situation.

The Eagles have supposedly received some aggressive offers for Wentz, so perhaps they will get a similar package to the one the Detroit Lions got for Stafford. Some reporters sparred on Twitter this week over whether Philly is leaking information, but it sounds like the interest is legitimate.

Tarik Cohen responds to Eagles trade rumors

Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen was part of some trade rumors on Saturday and issued a response on Twitter.

Rumors surrounding a possible Carson Wentz trade have heated up. There have been suggestions that the Chicago Bears are interested in making a deal for the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

Two Philly reporters said a Wentz trade could involve Cohen, a first-round pick, and Nick Foles.

Cohen heard about the rumors and shot them down via Twitter.

Regardless of what Cohen says or was told, he could still very easily be traded. And if the Bears think that acquiring Wentz and his contract will fix their issues, they’re going to be in some trouble.

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Report: Carson Wentz trade expected within days

Carson Wentz

A Carson Wentz trade now looks inevitable, with the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly moving toward dealing their quarterback.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Eagles are expected to trade Wentz in the coming days, with a deal possibly coming as soon as this week. The Eagles want a “Matthew Stafford package” in exchange for the quarterback, which would presumably entail multiple first-round picks.

The Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts have been most heavily linked to Wentz, though other teams have at least explored the Eagles quarterback’s market. There is a belief around the league that a Wentz trade could set the market for other quarterbacks who may be traded, including Sam Darnold of the New York Jets.

Word is that the Eagles have received some pretty good offers for Wentz. The 28-year-old clearly still has believers around the league, and that makes sense — he’s a former Pro Bowler who has put up big numbers and won games within the last couple seasons.

Here is the Eagles’ reported asking price in Carson Wentz trade

Carson Wentz

Speculation continues to increase that the Philadelphia Eagles could be nearing a Carson Wentz trade, and we’re getting a better idea of what such a deal might entail.

Despite Wentz’s struggles throughout 2020, the quarterback will not come cheap. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the belief is that the Eagles are looking for a first-round pick in exchange for Wentz.

At first glance, the price seems fairly extreme, especially since Wentz has a questionable contract and struggled mightily in 2020. That said, quarterbacks are valuable commodities in the NFL. Wentz is only 28, and threw for over 4,000 yards as recently as 2019. He looked like a star not that long ago, and some team may feel they can once again help him unlock that ability.

The Eagles would also have to absorb a cap hit of over $30 million if they trade Wentz, increasing their incentive to demand a high return in trade talks.

It sounds like that’s precisely what is happening, and there may well be some teams willing to pay up. The market appears to be moving quickly on this one.

Report: Eagles have received ‘aggressive offers’ for Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz had the worst season of his career in 2020, but it sounds like there are still multiple teams around the NFL who believe he can be a franchise quarterback.

Reports this week have indicated that the Philadelphia Eagles remain open to trading Wentz. According to ESPN’s Tim McManus, the Eagles have received some “aggressive offers” for the former No. 2 overall pick.

Asking price is viewed as the biggest obstacle in a potential Wentz trade, so that is significant. The Eagles will have to absorb a salary cap hit of more than $30 million if they trade Wentz, which is one of the reasons they want a significant return.

The Indianapolis Colts are viewed as one of the most logical suitors for Wentz. They need a starting quarterback after Philip Rivers retired, and head coach Frank Reich is familiar with Wentz from the time he spent as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.

New Eagles coach Nick Sirianni last week would not commit to Wentz remaining with the team in 2021. That was noteworthy considering the team reportedly went to bat for Wentz when interviewing head coaching candidates.

For what it’s worth, one of the most respected NFL insiders in the business believes Wentz will be traded this offseason.

Report: Carson Wentz drawing trade interest from multiple teams

Carson Wentz

It has been reported that the Philadelphia Eagles fired former head coach Doug Pederson in part because he had given up on Carson Wentz, but that does not mean the team is fully committed to the quarterback.

The Eagles have received calls from teams that are interested in trading for Wentz, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. While there is no sense of urgency to trade Wentz, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has entertained the conversations.

Wentz’s value may be higher now that Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff are no longer part of the quarterback trade market. The Indianapolis Colts are among the teams who need a starting QB, and head coach Frank Reich is very familiar with Wentz from the time he spent as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.

Wentz is said to be unhappy with the situation in Philly. Some of that frustration stemmed from the way Pederson benched him in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts. However, Rapoport and Garafolo report that Wentz still has issues to work out with the Eagles even with a new head coach in place.

New Eagles coach Nick Sirianni last week would not commit to Wentz remaining with the team in 2021. That was noteworthy considering the team reportedly went to bat for Wentz when interviewing head coaching candidates.

For what it’s worth, one of the most respected NFL insiders in the business believes Wentz will be traded this offseason.

Adam Schefter makes bold prediction about Carson Wentz’s future

Carson Wentz

The Philadelphia Eagles supposedly made it clear to prospective head coaches during their interview process that they are committed to Carson Wentz, but is there still a chance the quarterback could be traded? The most connected NFL insider in the business believes there is.

Schefter discussed the Wentz situation during a Wednesday morning appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic. He was asked if the Detroit Lions sending Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and several draft picks means a Wentz trade is more likely this offseason. While Schefter does not believe that trade will have any impact on Wentz, he is confident the Eagles will trade the former No. 2 overall pick if the right offer comes along.

“If I had to guess, I would guess he is traded. That would be my guess,” Schefter said, as transcribed by Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation. “At some point this offseason. But, again, they’re not looking to get rid of him. They’re not.

In other words, the Eagles are not actively looking to trade Wentz. Schefter said they will be content to hold a QB competition between Wentz and Jalen Hurts this offseason, but it seems obvious that the phone lines are open. One of the issues could be that Philly wants “strong compensation” for a quarterback who was horrendous in 2020.

“I would say they want a minimum of a first-round pick,” Schefter added. “And that’s the issue, if you are a team that is thinking of trading [for him], are you willing to give up a one? A one plus? Are you wiling to do that for Carson Wentz? You tell me.”

Wentz has yet to comment publicly on the reports that he is unhappy with the Eagles. New head coach Nick Sirianni recently shared some thoughts on the QB situation, and Wentz probably isn’t thrilled with what he said.

New Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni addresses QB situation

Carson Wentz

Nick Sirianni’s most challenging task as Philadelphia Eagles head coach could be overseeing a quarterback competition, but he insists he is up to the task.

Sirianni was officially introduced as the Eagles’ new head coach on Friday. Naturally, he was asked questions about Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts. He praised both players and said naming a starter “hasn’t even crossed my mind.”

“We have two quarterbacks in Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts that are top notch,” Sirianni said, per ESPN’s Field Yates. “A lot of teams don’t have any. I’m excited to work with both of them.”

Sirianni also said he had a good conversation with Wentz, but he would not commit to the former No. 2 overall pick remaining with the Eagles.

It is probably safe to assume Wentz will be back. The Eagles reportedly reiterated to prospective head coaches during their search that they are committed to Wentz. There is also a belief that Doug Pederson was fired in part because his relationship with Wentz was strained.

The Eagles signed Wentz to a contract extension that included $107 million in guaranteed money prior to the 2019 season. You can understand why they don’t want to give up on that, and the feeling appears to be mutual.

Nick Sirianni hired as head coach of Eagles

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The Philadelphia Eagles have found a new head coach.

Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Eagles, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

Sirianni, 39, was the OC for the Colts for three seasons from 2018-2020. He worked as an offensive assistant for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs before that. He joined the Colts as part of Frank Reich’s staff after working with Reich in San Diego.

The news comes as somewhat of a surprise, as Sirianni was not really mentioned as a head coaching candidate this offseason. Of course, the Eagles’ offseason has already been filled with surprises, as most did not expect them to move on from former head coach Doug Pederson.

The Colts ranked 10th in the NFL this season with 378.1 total yards per game. They were ninth with 28.2 points per game, so you can understand why Sirianni had appeal for Philly.

Sirianni’s hire continues a trend of young offensive coaches landing head coaching jobs. The Eagles are hoping he’ll have the same type of success that Matt LaFleur has enjoyed in Green Bay and Sean McVay has had in Los Angeles.

Kellen Moore to interview for Eagles head coach job

Kellen Moore

Kellen Moore recently signed an extension with the Dallas Cowboys to remain their offensive coordinator, but he is suddenly a candidate for an NFL head coaching job.

The Philadelphia Eagles requested permission last week to interview Moore for their head coaching vacancy, and the Cowboys granted that permission. Moore was scheduled to interview for the job on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Moore had reportedly accepted the head coaching job at his alma mater Boise State before changing his mind and signing an extension with the Cowboys. He openly said he was interested in the job, but the belief is that he met with Jerry Jones and was convinced to remain in Dallas. Some have even wondered if Jones told Moore he will be the head-coach-in-waiting, which is what happened with Jason Garrett before he became the head coach of the Cowboys.

The Eagles got a bit of a late start with their head coaching search, as many were surprised they fired Doug Pederson. Moore was not considered a candidate for any other NFL head coach jobs prior to signing an extension with Dallas.

Moore is not the only well-respected offensive coordinator who is in the mix for the Eagles job.