Commanders acquired QB Carson Wentz and a second-round pick from the Colts in exchange for a second-round pick and two third-round picks.
The second-round swap moves the Colts up six spots. The latter of the third-round picks is in the 2023 NFL Draft. That pick can convert to a second-round selection if Wentz plays at least 75 percent of the team’s offensive snaps or reaches 70 percent and makes the playoffs. Those are the same conditions that the Colts agreed to when acquiring him from the Eagles.
Washington is picking up the tab for all $28 million of Wentz’s contract in 2022. After falling apart in the Colts’ Week 18 loss to the Jaguars, Wentz’s days in Indy were numbered. All reports after the conclusion of their disappointing season only confirmed this sentiment. Wentz improved after reuniting with Frank Reich in Indianapolis but he failed to show the ceiling that earned him a mega-contract in Philly. Instead, he simply cut back on the mistakes while handing the ball off to Jonathan Taylor.
The Commanders are stocked with talent on defense and have a core of young skill-position players on offense. Their front office clearly believes that they are one average quarterback away from being a serious contender. To their credit, the quarterback play in Washington has been middling to atrocious in recent years. Wentz will help boost the team’s floor but it remains to be seen if he is capable of leading his team to the playoffs anymore.
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SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Mar 9, 2022, 1:57 PM ET