By Patrick Kennedy
ESPN is reporting that the Eagles are trading quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick that could turn into a first-rounder, based on Wentz’s playing time.
He needs to play at least 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps for the 2022 conditional pick to convey to a first-rounder.
The trade cannot be officially processed until the new NFL year begins March 17.
The Eagles will take a $33.8 million dead cap hit — the largest dead-cap hit that any team ever has taken for a player — while the Colts will assume the balance of Wentz’s $128 million extension, including the $10 million guaranteed roster bonus due on March 19.
Wentz reunites with Colts head coach Frank Reich, his former offensive coordinator in Philly.
Wentz forced the trade after his relationship with former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson disintegrated.