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Conflicting Reports Connecting Eagles QB Carson Wentz to the Colts—But There Appears to Be Some Smoke - Stampede Blue
In my honest option, I wouldn’t surrender more than a 2nd round pick for Wentz and would rather see the Colts trade up for a top rookie quarterback instead—if actually given the option between the two choices. Wentz would arrive in Indianapolis with a high ceiling, but also a low floor—meaning he’s pretty risky (even if his contract is eventually on a year-to-year basis). However, such a potential franchise-altering decision will ultimately be left up to Ballard, Reich, and team owner Jim Irsay among the Colts’ top leadership—not writers, reporters, bloggers, talk show hosts, and the like. As of now, with recent reports coming out connecting the two parties—and the situation remaining fluid, it’s well-worth watching whether Wentz eventually ends up with the Colts this early offseason and at what potential cost for the franchise.
Carson Wentz to the Bears rumors? While a slight improvement, he’s not an answer - Windy City Gridiron
Per Over the Cap, Wentz still has 4 years remaining on his massive contract, but the last 2 years are easier on the dead cap hit, especially if the Eagles have already paid some or most of his bonus money. He’s not the answer, and yes the Bears absolutely need an answer at quarterback, but he is a clear upgrade at the position. If the Bears were to trade (not a first round pick) for Wentz, packaged Foles along to the only team he’s good with, and drafted a quarterback like Mac Jones, would that not be an improved quarterback room from 2020s Trubisky and Foles? Wentz and Jones sounds better to me. If you’re thinking right now that the Bears need to stop bandaging wounds and start seeing a doctor about their quarterback sickness, you’re right. Wentz is not a long-term solution and he certainly won’t be worth a jersey buy. He’s an improvement, though, as long as the Bears also draft a quarterback. That almost counts for something. Just don’t send a first-round pick, for goodness sake.
Carson Wentz trade could happen with one of these 11 teams - BGN
Mitchell Trubisky is going to be a free agent. He had a good stretch late in the regular season but Chicago will (or, at least, SHOULD) be wary of buying in to fool’s gold. Nick Foles is still under contract but he struggled (80.8) after taking over as a starter. And so maybe the Bears, who reportedly called about Stafford, will be in on Wentz. John Kincade said on Wednesday that he heard the Bears are a team to watch. John DeFilippo, who played a part in Wentz’s near-MVP level success in 2017, is the quarterbacks coach in Chicago. The Bears might think they have an inside track to fixing this broken quarterback. That being said, I can’t see Wentz wanting to enter a dynamic where he could potentially get upstaged by Foles again. So ... maybe the Bears trade Foles back to Philly in a package for Wentz? I’m sure some wouldn’t mind seeing that happen.
Nyheim Hines & Benjamin Solak on Nick Sirianni - BGN Radio
Colts running back Nyheim Hines and BGN’s own Benjamin Solak appeared on The SB Nation NFL Show to talk about the Eagles’ new head coach.
Heating Up - Iggles Blitz
Some see these reports and question why the Eagles would be willing to trade a QB that other teams are interested in. If the other teams think they can fix him, can’t the Eagles? Are the Eagles really going to find a replacement who is more talented? This is where we need to understand the situation. Wentz doesn’t want to stay in Philly. Read that again. Wentz doesn’t want to stay in Philly. He wants out. This isn’t a case of the Eagles giving up on Wentz. They are simply seeing that he has no interest in returning. You can’t make a player be happy. You can’t make him want to be here. At that point, you have to move on. A QB who doesn’t fully buy isn’t someone you want running your offense. That position demands total commitment. Anything less and you’re just wasting your time.
The key to getting a first-round pick for Carson Wentz? Multiple bidders, says Joe Banner - Inquirer
BANNER: [...] So, even if you hide behind the “fielding calls’’ explanation, he can’t come back. The relationship is already badly damaged and now they’re taking calls to trade him. When I say he can’t come back, I’m not saying it couldn’t happen. But it would be a really, really bad idea at this point. It’s like you’re throwing wood on a fire that was already burning and problematic. Bringing him back just became much more complicated and challenging. In my mind, if it’s accurate that they’re taking calls, and I think it is, then they’ve thrown more wood on the fire. Which is fine. It just means they’ve made the decision that, whether they like it or not, it’s best to move on from him at this point and we should just be dealing with that reality. Now, it’s possible that there isn’t enough interest out there and that it doesn’t happen. But it has gone from a possibility to something that is very likely in my mind.
Smoked Sausage, Black Pearl, Ferrari Right: How Kansas City Chiefs creatively name their wild plays - ESPN
While experimenting during a break at Kansas City Chiefs practice earlier this season, Patrick Mahomes got the idea to go in motion before returning behind center to receive the snap. Mahomes later went to coach Andy Reid with an unconventional idea for a play using the quarterback in motion. The next thing Mahomes knew, Reid and the offensive assistants made the Mahomes pre-snap motion into a play and put it in the offensive plan for a midseason game against the Carolina Panthers. The Chiefs used the play, which they call Ferrari Right, and it resulted in a 1-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes to Demarcus Robinson.
Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid involved in multi-vehicle accident Thursday night - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid, the 35-year-old son of head coach Andy Reid, was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on Thursday night, as first reported by 41 Action News. On Friday evening, the Chiefs released a statement noting they were aware of the incident.
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