(Philadelphia) Carson Wentz would need time to think about his future with the Philadelphia Eagles and he hopes it doesn’t end in divorce, according to a knowledgeable source.
Wentz was relegated to the reservist role in the last four games of the worst season of his five-season career and he was not involved in Sunday’s game, a loss to Washington. He has not spoken to reporters since Dec. 6.
Wentz has yet to discuss his future with the team’s management, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the private nature of the matter. The source said these conversations will take place when the time comes.
Wentz’s relationship with the organization is strained, according to another source. Both parties will have to find a compromise to resolve the dispute.
General Manager Howie Roseman said Monday that the team is not considering trading Wentz “at this time”.
“We’re talking about a guy who is extremely talented, has a great work ethic and we’re doing everything we can to put him in the best possible position to succeed,” said Roseman.
After being replaced by Jalen Hurts as a starter, Wentz said, “Obviously it’s frustrating as a competitor and given my personality I want to be the guy on the court. »
Although he hasn’t said anything publicly since those post-game comments, it is obvious that Wentz wants to play.
If Wentz decides to request a transfer, the Eagles should find several interested parties. The ideal scenario would be to reconnect with Frank Reich in Indianapolis. Wentz has been successful with Reich, who was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles in 2016-2017. The Colts compiled an 11-5 record with Philip Rivers and won their playoff pass. But Rivers, 39, is not under contract for next season.
A fresh start with a new team could help Wentz get his career back on track, but a break-up won’t happen until all attempts at reconciliation are exhausted.