Washington Commanders to acquire QB Carson Wentz from Indianapolis Colts in trade

The NFL’s quarterback carousel continues to spin for a second straight day.

The Indianapolis Colts are trading quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders for a package of picks, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision was not yet official.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the news.

Indianapolis will receive a third-round picks in 2022 and 2023, with the latter potentially becoming a second-round pick if Wentz plays 70% of the team’s snaps, Schefter reported. The teams also will swap 2022 second-round picks, per Schefter.

The Colts are moving on from Wentz just one year after acquiring him from the Philadelphia Eagles for what became a first-round draft pick as well as a third-round selection.

Wentz, 29, threw for 3,563 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. But his struggles in the Week 18 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars led to Indianapolis being eliminated from playoff contention.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2) during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.

At the NFL scouting combine, Colts general manager Chris Ballard was noncommittal about Wentz’s future with the team.

“I know I’m going to get a lot of questions about Carson right now. I don’t have a direct answer for you,” Ballard said last Tuesday. “(Jim) Irsay, Frank and I will sit down over the next 10 days and figure out where it’s going.”

The Colts will now have their fifth different starting quarterback in as many years. The only remaining signal-callers on the roster are second-year passer Sam Ehlinger and James Morgan, who landed on the practice squad last December

Said Colts linebacker Darius Leonard on Twitter:…


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