Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: January 13, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

It’s possible there could be two young starting NFL quarterbacks available on the trade market this off season. Both Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles and Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans seem dissatisfied with their current teams.

Wentz started 12 games for the Eagles and they went 3-8-1 with him as that starting quarterback before being replaced by rookie Jalen Hurts. He threw for 2620 yards with 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Wentz is just 28 years old, but the biggest issue if the Eagles decided to trade him will be his contract. Wentz has four years left on his contract and has a cap hit of $30 plus million dollars in each of those four seasons. That would be asking a team to take on a lot of cap money for a quarterback who has had some injury issues and really struggled last season. Also the Eagles just fired their head coach Doug Pedersen and you have to wonder if part of the process of bringing in a new head coach could be to find someone who can get Wentz back on track.

Now Watson is coming off of a career year. Watson threw for 4823 yards with 33 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. He also ran for 444 yards. Even with Watson having his best season the Texans still went 4-12. The Texans where the first team to fire their head coach who also happened to be their general manager as well; so Watson new he’d be playing for a new audience. During the season Watson didn’t say much about the Texans situation, but as soon as the Texans hired their new general manager Watson started complaining. Apparently Watson was upset that he wasn’t included in the Texans general manager search. Now the Texans still need a head coach and Watson has complained the they didn’t have any interest in interviewing Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy for that vacancy. Will have to see how this plays out as Watson has a no trade clause that he’d have to waive if he tries to force his way out of Houston, but just like Wentz he has a large contract that a team would have to take on. Watson has five years left on his contract and any team taking him in a deal would be picking up a cap hit of over $40 million dollars for a couple of seasons.

Even though there are plenty of NFL teams that would be much improved with a quarterback like Watson I’m not sure how many of them can take on his contract.

As for Wentz he’s going to have to find a team that thinks he still become the player Philadelphia saw when they used the 2nd pick in the 2016 draft to get him.

Now I’m not sure where or how this rumor got started, but there are a lot of people talking about how the Miami Dolphins will be the team to step up and trade for Watson. Now Miami does have the #3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft and this is a pick they actually got from the Texans from a trade made last season. I know that the Dolphins just missed the playoffs this season, but they’d have to give up a lot to get a quarterback like Watson including their what appears to be franchise quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Miami has a lot of draft capital and appears to be in a good spot to add a lot of quality young players to their mix. While having Watson at quarterback would be an upgrade from Tagovailoa I’m not sure it’s the best move for them.

What do you think the Dolphins should do? Do they use those draft picks and Tagovailoa to try and acquire from the Texans? Or should they use those draft picks to add to the young core of players they have now?

Unfortunately for Wentz his name hasn’t come up in any trade rumors as of yet and that may not happen until the Eagles hire a new head coach.

Where do you think Watson and Wentz will be playing next season?

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Comments
  1. I hoping that Wentz will play for the Bears but I think I’m drinking the Kool Aid on that one.
    I was so happy to see that, apparently, Pace and Nagy will be retained for next season. I know all the Bear fans are happy and are planning for a 12-4 season!

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