Eagles QB Carson Wentz wants out of Philadelphia and it’s apparently because he can’t stand Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.
According to a report from ESPN, Wentz will likely demand a trade this offseason because his relationship with Pederson is “beyond repair.”
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 3, 2021
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts last month, still plans to ask for a trade in the offseason because his relationship with head coach Doug Pederson is fractured beyond repair, according to league sources.
It’s being reported that Pederson is open to fixing his relationship with Wentz but it doesn’t appear the QB is interested in patching things up.
Pederson said earlier in the week that he has a “ton of confidence” in Wentz and wants to “fix” the issues that led to a decline in the former Pro Bowler’s performance this season.
Pederson is expected to return as the Eagles’ coach, but he has a Tuesday meeting with owner Jeffrey Lurie to discuss the team’s losing season, potential coaching staff changes and the quarterback solution as Wentz seeks an exit.
If it is determined that the relationship between Wentz and Pederson is indeed beyond repair, the plan will have to account for some salary-cap maneuvers. Wentz and his representatives are willing to work with general manager Howie Roseman to facilitate a move out of Philadelphia, league sources told ESPN.
Team sources told ESPN last month that the Eagles intend to keep Wentz despite his season-long struggles and want him be a major part of their team going forward.
The team is expected to bring back Pederson for next season which will probably mean Wentz is out.
From @NFLGameDay: The #Eagles are expected to bring back coach Doug Pederson with some staff changes next year, while the #Lions are plotting a major move involving #Seahawks GM John Schneider. Story: https://t.co/4W5Zp2E25o and video 👇🏻 👇🏻 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/dpONw3lkQa
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 3, 2021