On Thursday, Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan cited “multiple league sources” that believe the Colts are the most likely landing spot for Wentz. On Friday morning, NFL insider Mike Garafolo told SportsRadio 94WIP that the Eagles “have had conversations” with the Colts.
On Friday afternoon, Colts general manager Chris Ballard didn’t deny that Wentz could be an option for the Eagles. The following exchange occurred on The Dan Dakich Show:
DAKICH: Some writer from Philadelphia says you have been in contact with Philadelphia for Carson Wentz. You know nobody listens to this show, so …
BALLARD: So, here’s what I’m going to tell you. We are exploring lots of options.
DAKICH: I knew that was coming.
BALLARD: I know. I’ve got a canned response.
DAKICH: Can you legitimately talk about him, though?
BALLARD: No. Unless the team has given an agreement to the player, we can’t talk about him. But we’re exploring all possibilities. I’ll tell you this, though: there’s no trade going down right now.
BALLARD: Nothing. No trade.
DAKICH: For anybody?
BALLARD: Not today. Not for the Colts.
Of course, a non-denial doesn’t necessarily mean that the Colts are definitely trading for Wentz. I wrote about why I’m skeptical of Wentz definitely landing in Indy:
Wentz’s connection to the Colts is obvious. Former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich and former Eagles quarterbacks coach Press Taylor are now both in Indy. Wentz reportedly has interest in reuniting with Reich.
But is that interest mutual? Jeff McLane previously raised that question:
“I’m not sure Frank would take him,” a source familiar with Reich’s thinking said.”
Based on what I’ve heard independent of this, I’m also not so sure that Reich is dying to get Wentz.
Mike Garafolo did recently say that the Eagles “have had conversations” with the Colts but he also talked about how they could be reluctant to part with draft capital.
Perhaps the Colts do end up trading for Wentz. If Ballard is to be taken at his word, though, it won’t be happening today.
How about tomorrow, though?