Carson Wentz is parting ways with the Philadelphia Eagles after five seasons and a Super Bowl victory, and its no wonder that the fan-favorite quarterback’s final words to his teammates and supporters were going to be an emotional one.
The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Eagles in 2016 as a first round draft pick out of North Dakota State, has been traded to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange of a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported on Thursday.
The conditional second round pick of 2022 can become a first round pick if Wentz either plays 75 per cent of the snaps this year, or 70 percent of the snaps, and Eagles make the cut to the playoffs.
As one chapter closes, another one begins: An emotional Carson Wentz looks forward to thrive at Colts
The trade to Colts will see Wentz reunite with former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich, who is the current Colts head coach. Nonetheless, the departure from Philadelphia leaves behind heartwarming memories for Wentz, as the QB took to Instagram to pour his heart out.
“What a journey,” Wentz wrote in his post, “More than anything, I will miss my teammates. Thank you. I appreciate every one of you and will never forget the relationships and memories made over the years. So many lifelong relationships have been formed in that locker room. Thank you for the fellowship, the camaraderie in the locker room, and the daily battles out on the practice field!”
And not just his teammates, Wentz reached out to the city of Philadelphia for the golden memories, from his family growing in the city to the glorious moment of winning the Super Bowl LII, the list goes on.
“It has been an amazing journey and I wish you all the best,” Wentz applied the closure, “As one chapter closes, another one begins. And I’m excited to join the Indianapolis Colts and look forward to the work ahead! God’s plan!”