Biggs: Eagles’ asking price for Carson Wentz is ‘higher than anyone wants to pay right now’

"We’ll have to see if someone blinks here in the Carson Wentz sweepstakes,” Tribune reporter Brad Biggs says.
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(670 The Score) While trade speculation surrounding Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz reached a fever pitch over the weekend, the first day after the Super Bowl came and went with no deal Monday.

So what’s the latest? Well, the Eagles remain focused on trading Wentz but have set a high asking price – too high of a price to get a deal done at the moment, Tribune reporter Brad Biggs said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Tuesday morning. That has led to a stand-off of sorts in the market, with interested suitors – including the Bears — and the Eagles both waiting for the other side to budge.

“The Eagles are in a hurry to trade Carson Wentz, but nobody has put an offer on the table yet that they deem appropriate at this point,” Biggs said. “So you kind of have a stand-off. We know for certain that Philadelphia has worked overtime to try to get more teams involved in discussions about Carson Wentz. Listen, there’s not nearly as much interest in him as there was in Matthew Stafford when the Lions announced that he would be available in trade. So now you sort of sit back and wait and see what happens and get teams interested in him. The price is higher than anyone wants to pay right now. We’ll have to see if someone blinks here in the Carson Wentz sweepstakes.”

The Bears and the Colts are believed to be the front-runners in the Wentz sweepstakes, according to reports. It’s unclear what type of offer each team has on the table for Wentz. At least initially, the Eagles desired a trade return similar to what the Lions got in sending Stafford to the Rams, according to reports. Detroit received two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback Jared Goff for Stafford.

Wentz, 28, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s coming off an abysmal 2020 season in which he threw for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while posting a 72.8 quarterback rating in 12 games.

Wentz had a strong 2019 season, throwing for 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions while posting a 93.1 quarterback rating. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2017.

Wentz's contract carries a nearly $34.7-million cap hit in 2021 and a $31.3-million cap hit in 2022, according to Spotrac. Back in 2019, Wentz signed a four-year, $128-million extension that runs through 2024.