Carson Wentz's future with Philadelphia is extremely uncertain. The 28-year-old quarterback signed a four-year deal with the Eagles worth $128 million in June of 2019, a contract that is seemingly difficult to trade.
But NFL Network's Ian Rapoport explains, not necessarily.
"I actually don't think the contract is that big, which I know sounds probably crazy," Rapoport told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Thursday. "Now, it was big when he got it, but some if it has been paid already, some of it has been paid up front. Four years, averaging I think 24 or 23 million per year—that's like the 22nd most expensive starter. It's literally middle of the road. I would say Matthew Stafford has two years and 43 million left, so he's a little cheaper but he'll probably want a new deal. Jared Goff, also tradable, he's a little more expensive I think than Wentz. But these contracts are all tradable. It would be a dead money hit, but then the Eagles would also save because they wouldn't have to pay the cash.
"Carson Wentz is very tradable . Whether they want to or whether they want to fix him and try to make good on their investment, that's a different story. Someone is going to look at Carson Wentz and say, up until the first half of the Washington game, this was a good quarterback. Something happened and it was all bad and he played terrible. But before then, basically up until half time, everything was fine and someone is going to say, 'I can recapture that.'"
Wentz is coming off of his worst NFL season where he went 3-8-1 as a starter completing a career-low 57.4% of his passes for just 16 touchdowns and a career high 15 interceptions. He also took a career-high 50 sacks and was eventually benched for rookie QB Jalen Hurts, who had some success.
Yesterday, the Eagles reportedly hired Brian Johnson as their new quarterbacks coach. Johnson has known Hurts since he was four-years old, as Hurts' father was a high school football coach of Johnson.