A major domino fell in the 2021 NFL offseason when the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2021 third-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick.
After a tumultuous 2020 season, it seemed only a matter of time before Wentz was in another uniform. He seems to have found a comfortable landing spot in Indy, where he'll be reunited with Frank Reich, who used to be Wentz's offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.
The NFL world reacted swiftly to the news, with former Eagles and Colts such as Robert Mathis, Brian Westbrook and Torrey Smith weighing in:
Smiling head coach. https://t.co/Vx4iFOlpDT— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) February 18, 2021
Congrats to my new teammate @cj_wentz can't wait to get to work!— MPJ (@MikePitt_Jr) February 18, 2021
i'm bout to FaceTime Wentz and he better pick up. congrats to Carson!! 🐎— Kenny Moore II (@KennyKennyMoe3) February 18, 2021
Now that we got our QB... time for more important matters! #WhTAboutTheRUSH😎😎😎— ROBERT MATHIS The1st (@RobertMathis98) February 18, 2021
Wish u the best big time @cj_wentz appreciate ya! Enjoy our battles in practice✊🏽— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) February 18, 2021
The @Colts of 2021 (philosophy/scheme/OL+run game/defense/skill pieces) will look a lot like....the Eagles of 2017....— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 18, 2021
Well!! We tried !!— Brian Westbrook (@36westbrook) February 18, 2021
Chris Ballard is a legend! https://t.co/MB5m4AsitA— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) February 18, 2021
And with the trade of Carson Wentz, there will now not be a single QB drafted in the first round from 2009-2016 that is still with his original team.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 18, 2021
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I'm also excited for Jalen Hurts. He went through a lot in college and deserves the opportunity to be the guy. I hope they don't draft a qb in the first round! Let the young man grow!— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 18, 2021
What's another QB that's going to be moved this off-season? Dak...Deshaun...Tua...Teddy...Mariota...Jameis— Ramon Foster (@RamonFoster) February 18, 2021
Carson is going to ball next year and I'll be on Twitter like pic.twitter.com/JdRZa9V6fl— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) February 18, 2021
.@AdamSchefter breaks down the Carson Wentz trade on SportsCenter just now. Bonus points (as usual) to Adam for the @Colts and @Eagles helmets on his bookshelf to highlight the teams involved in the big trade. pic.twitter.com/JPdyyYdJdd— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) February 18, 2021
Good for Carson. Fresh start! pic.twitter.com/HhM9DuUPky— hydrated king chris long (@JOEL9ONE) February 18, 2021