3 Teams That Can Save Carson Wentz's NFL Career
It's no secret that a quarterback controversy was one of the biggest stories of the Philadelphia Eagles' 2020 season.
The struggling Carson Wentz was eventually benched for rookie Jalen Hurts, and Wentz made it clear that he wasn't happy with the way head coach Doug Pederson handled the situation. At this point the relationship may be damaged beyond repair, meaning that Wentz could be headed elsewhere in a trade this offseason.
If the former No. 2 overall pick has any hopes of living up to the potential he showed back in his 2017 Pro Bowl season, he needs to go to one of these three teams.
1. San Francisco 49ers
The Jimmy Garoppolo era may be over for the San Francisco 49ers, and that opening would be one of the most appealing QB jobs available this offseason. The 49ers are just one year removed from making the Super Bowl, and while their offense doesn't boast any elite WRs or RBs, they do have one of the best tight ends in the game in George Kittle. Head coach Kyle Shanahan is also one of the best offensive minds in football, and he would surely have no trouble scheming to Wentz' strengths.
2. Denver Broncos
Despite all the hype around Drew Lock heading into his second NFL season, he may not be the long-term answer to the Denver Broncos' quarterback concerns. He threw a league-high 15 interceptions despite playing just 13 games in 2020, and he added just 16 touchdowns. This is a young offense with plenty of interesting pieces. Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy were the team's reception leaders, and they are 23 and 21 years old, respectively. One of the two other WRs who had 30-plus catches on the year was KJ Hamler, who is also just 21. If Wentz could gel with that young core, the Broncos' offense could be an imposing force for years.
3. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears don't want to lean on the pass, and they showed that by giving David Montgomery the NFL's fourth-most carries (247) in the regular season. That attitude and their defensive mindset could ease the burden placed on Wentz, even in an offense that isn't exactly loaded with receiving weapons. Playing behind a superior offensive line (he was sacked a league-high 50 times despite playing just 12 games in 2020) and on a team that won't demand as much of him as the Eagles did could give Wentz the support he needs to finally live up to his potential.
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