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Another QB Domino Falls

March 10, 2022 Another QB Domino Falls

By: Carlos Alvarez

Colts Trade QB Carson Wentz to Washington Commanders for Pair of Picks

After a busy day on Tuesday with the news of Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson, the next domino has fallen in the offseason NFL quarterback swap. The Indianapolis Colts traded QB Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders on Wednesday for a package of two third-round picks in 2022 and 2023. The latter can become a conditional second-rounder if Wentz plays 70 percent of the snaps in D.C. The move brings Wentz back to the NFC East where he’ll face his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, twice a year. The once-No. 2 overall pick threw for more than 3,500 yards with 27 TDs and 7 INTs in 2021. He’ll likely compete with Taylor Heinicke for the starting job while many expect Washington to draft a quarterback, too.

 

Next Up on the QB Carousel

Wednesday’s move means Indianapolis is officially in the market for a quarterback. Other teams with likely quarterback movement include the Steelers, Giants, Lions and Texans. The Saints and Dolphins might be in the mix, as well. I expect Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers) to be the next target for a QB-needy team.

 

Additional Storylines

B/R: Colts Likely to Pursue 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppol After Wentz Deal

Yahoo! Sports: The Most Interesting Teams to Watch When Free Agency Begins

 

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