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Per The Athletic‘s Ben Standig, Joe Person and Zak Keefer, “league sources don’t view the Panthers as serious bidders for the 28-year-old Wentz.”
The Athletic noted that the Panthers do have a Wentz connection in their player personnel director Pat Stewart, who was a “national scout for the Eagles for two seasons before being hired in Charlotte last year.”
Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo
From NFL Now on @nflnetwork: No indications right now a Carson Wentz trade is imminent. Everybody playing poker, as the #Eagles wait for an offer that’s to their liking while the #Bears and #Colts explore their options. https://t.co/wD6GHmE9wV
As The Athletic reported, “Indianapolis is weighing Wentz at the moment and looks like it could be the clubhouse leader, but the Colts aren’t likely to get in a bidding war, and will resist overpaying despite it being a quarterback.”
Stephen Holder @HolderStephen
Here’s what I know: *The Colts are definitely in on Carson Wentz *Yes, the compensation the Eagles initially asked for is two first-rd picks-plus *Colts would never pay that *Colts are confident they can “fix” him *And, now, we wait. https://t.co/P6jL6IEbo9
As for the quarterback-needy Washington Football Team, “an intra-division trade likely sacks” them here. Philly traded Donovan McNabb to Washington in 2010, but he was 33 at the time and was entering the final year of his contract. It’s far less likely the Eagles would ever deal Wentz to a divisional rival while he’s in his prime, even if he’s coming off the worst season of his career.
The 28-year-old threw for 2,620 yards, 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions across 12 games in 2020, completing a career-low 57.4 percent of his passes. He was sacked 50 times and was benched late in the season in favor of rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts.
Carolina could use an upgrade at the position after Teddy Bridgewater (3,733 yards, 15 touchdowns, 11 interceptions) failed to impress last season. Wentz has far more upside, even it’s hardly a given that a new team can unlock the talent he’s showcased in the past.
The Panthers have some intriguing talent, led by running back Christian McCaffrey and wideouts Robby Anderson and DJ Moore. Upgrading at quarterback is the logical next step, even if Wentz is an unlikely target.