Player movement across all professional sports is at an all time high, and the NFL is no different. Former first round pick Carson Wentz was the latest quarterback to change teams this week, getting traded from the Eagles to the Colts for an astonishingly low price.
Wentz was once thought of as the next great quarterback in the NFC East, but he fell off fast due to injuries, poor play, and a subpar supporting cast. Now Wentz moves onto Indianapolis looking to revitalize his career. But what does this mean for the Cowboys?
Outside of 2017, Carson Wentz hasn’t brought much stress to the Cowboys during his career thus far. Still, with Wentz under center the Eagles plans were clear: they were going after a Super Bowl. They were looking to win and win now, but those plans seem to have clearly changed.
Not only did the Eagles trade Carson Wentz, but they’ve also begun letting go of declining veteran players like Desean Jackson. With a new head coach in the building, it’s time for the Eagles to clean house and rebuild for the future.
To…tank, as some might say.
Philadelphia holds the sixth overall pick in the next draft, and they’re being linked to every potentially available quarterback. There’s also talk of them looking to move up in the draft, possibly trading picks with the New York Jets to go after Zach Wilson or Justin Fields.
Either way, no one seems to believe that Jalen Hurts will be the unquestioned QB1 come September. Hurts came in when Wentz was benched to end the 2020 season, and while he initially brought a jolt to the Eagles offense, he came crashing back to Earth against the Cowboys during their week 16 bout.
So in the end, Cowboys fans shouldn’t be worried just yet about the future version of the Eagles. If they were to move up (or sit tight) and snag quarterback Justin Fields, then their rebuilding process would be sped up drastically.
As of now, though, they are willingly entering a tank phase in Philadelphia.