Sources say Washington executives trade with Indianapolis Colts Carson Wentz

Indianapolis – The Colts trade a quarterback Carson Wentz to Washington executives for a batch of footage, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Sources told Shifter that the Colts will receive the leaders’ third-round draft pick in 2023 and 2023. A 2023 third-rounder could become a second-round pick if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s shots. The teams also traded second-round picks in 2023, with the Colts’ squad moving up from 47th to 42nd.

Shifter’s sources told Washington that Washington will pay the full $28 million owed to Wentz for the 2023 season, which includes an existing $5 million bonus coming next week.

The point guards offered three first-round picks to the Seattle Seahawks Russell WilsonA source told ESPN’s John Kim, but Seattle opted to send him to the Denver Broncos in the AFC. Washington moved quickly and negotiated with the Colts for Wentz.

The deal comes a week after the captains’ managing director Martin Mayhew said the team had “succeeded the league effectively” in finding the midfielder. Washington has thrown 32 quarterbacks since winning the Super Bowl after the 1991 season, including eight in the past three years.

Taylor Hynek He went 7-8 from last season for Washington, throwing for 3,419 yards with 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

Washington has the NFL’s worst quarterback total since the 2018 season, and also ranked 71st in that range at 32. That’s a big reason the team went 24-41 in that streak.

Wentz spent one season as Colts captain after giving Indianapolis their first- and third-round picks for the Philadelphia Eagles in February 2021. It was an attempt to find the next quarterback after Phillip’s retirement. Rivers after the 2020 season.

The second overall pick in the 2016 draft, Wentz threw 27 touchdown passes and tied his career low in interceptions with seven last season. His long-term status with the Colts was called into question at the end of the season, however, as he struggled in the team’s final two games when he only had to win one to win. qualify for the playoffs.

“I’d like to give up first aid,” Colts general manager Chris Ballard said in January. “I would like Carson to be the long-term answer or find someone who will be here for the next 10-12 years. Sometimes it doesn’t work out that way. I can dream about it, I hope, I do whatever as i can to figure it out, but you are doing your best. Your best effort is what you can do during this time.

Wentz completed 59% of his passes, threw two touchdowns and lost twice to the Las Vegas Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars to close the season. He’s shot for at least 200 yards in just two of his last eight games. In the surprise loss to Jaguar at the end of the season, Wentz averaged low at QR4.3.

MVP candidate with the Eagles before breaking the ACL at the end of the 2017 season, Wentz lost his main role Galen hurts During the 2020 campaign, which led to his trade to Indianapolis. Wentz has headed to his third team for the past three seasons and will face the previous two teams in 2023.

Wentz will play twice against the Eagles and travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts next season.

Wentz’s departure means the Colts’ search for quarterback stability has continued since Andrew Lack retired in August 2019. Jacques Brisset Not showing enough to prove he was the answer, Rivers was a player who left a gaping back towards the end of his career and Wentz fell short in his only season at Indianapolis.

Coach Frank Reich will now have his fifth starting player in as many seasons, the Colts quarterback star Darius Leonard It was also featured on Twitter.

Sam Ellinger And the James Morgan They are the only midfielders currently on the Colts’ roster. Neither player has started an NFL game.