Chicago Bears: Predicting how the quarterback carousel shakes out
Will the Chicago Bears reunite Carson Wentz with John DeFilippo?
Contract situation: 4 years left Ι $33 million AAV
There are some major rumors out there today that Carson Wentz is on the move out of Philadelphia. That’s interesting as earlier reports were that the Eagles moved on from Doug Pederson because he did not want to stick with Carson Wentz.
Maybe the Eagles are getting some major trade offers and they feel like they cannot pass them up? With John DeFilippo on the Chicago Bears coaching staff, it is possible that the Bears could be seriously interested in Wentz. Ryan Pace also was very high on Wentz heading into the 2016 NFL Draft.
I am not as high on Wentz as many others. I’d be okay if the Chicago Bears could land Wentz for a reasonable price (not a 2021 first-rounder) while also moving Nick Foles back to the Eagles. If the Bears are moving a 2021 first-round pick in this trade (highly likely), then I am not on board.
Wentz was amazing when the Eagles made a Super Bowl run in 2017. DeFilippo was Wentz’s quarterbacks coach that season, but let’s face it, the real credit for Wentz’s success that season should be given to Frank Reich. This is why I am hopeful that the Colts make a move for Wentz instead. If these rumors are true about the Bears, I will be very upset.
Last year Wentz really struggled, but to be fair, the Eagles allowed Wentz to be sacked 50 times (the most sacks by a quarterback last season) in only 12 games. He also was limited by options to throw to as the Eagles wide receivers and tight ends dealt with injuries all year. I am not sure he’d fit in well with Matt Nagy though. This is why Wentz is pretty far down my “want” list.