The Indianapolis Colts closed Thursday the acquisition of quarterback Carson Wentz after closing his trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, who received a second-round pick from the 2022 Draft, which could later become a a first round If Wentz reaches 75 percent of plays or 70 percent and the team reaches the playoffs.
The Indianapolis team believes that can relive the player’s career trained at North Dakota State University and has assumed the four-year, 128 million extension that Wentz signed with the Eagles before the 2019 season.
Welcome to Indy, @cj_wentz!
[📷: brgridiron] pic.twitter.com/RYdjfydj10
— Colts México (@Colts_Mexico) February 18, 2021
Wentz, second overall pick in 2016 Draft quickly fell from grace in Philly after helping the franchise win its first Super Bowl in 2017. He started 13 games that season before a serious knee injury ended his year. It never fully recovered its effectiveness and finally lost the starting job to Jalen Hurts in 2020.
Wentz concluded his final season in Philadelphia with 2,620 passing yards, career-low 16 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in 12 games. In his prime of the 2017 season, the 28-year-old threw 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a passer rating of 101.9, which in 2020 dropped to 72.8.
Carson Wentz comes to the Colts from Philadelphia 🚨👀
– NFL in Spanish (@NFLEspanol) February 18, 2021
Wentz this season is going to receive a staff bonus of $ 10 million, 15.4 million guaranteed salary with both payments affecting the salary cap. During the 2022 season he will have a guaranteed salary of 15 million, a staff bonus of one million with an effect on salary cap of 22 millions.
In 2023 it will have $ 20 million salary, a staff bonus of 5 million dollars, with application of the 25 million to the salary cap. While for 2024, the salary will be $ 21 million, a staff bonus of $ 5 million and application to the salary cap of $ 26 million.
Philly ➡➡➡ Indy
Some of Carson Wentz’s best career plays… so far. pic.twitter.com/hzhyEz2KSS
— NFL (@NFL) February 18, 2021
In Indianapolis Wentz to meet with head coach Frank Reich, who served as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator from 2016-17 and helped develop a quarterback early in his career.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.