Buccaneers: 3 reasons why Carson Wentz is a perfect fit

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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If the Eagles benching Carson Wentz is any sign of what’s to come, the former starting quarterback in Philly could be in for a change of scenery soon.

The Eagles have benched Carson Wentz, and the odds that he starts again in Philadelphia are extremely low. Once you pull a quarterback in a situation like this, it’s extremely hard to go back. Just look at Mitch Trubisky and the Bears.

Even though the journey to get rid of Wentz will be difficult, the Eagles have very few choices at the moment. As it stands, Wentz has just become the most expensive backup in the NFL, and the Eagles don’t need the added pressure on Jalen Hurts or their next future starter if Wentz is still in the building.

Given all of the guaranteed money that Wentz has coming his way, the Eagles’ best bet is to find a willing trade partner, but they have absolutely no leverage in a trade and may struggle to find an interested party.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have one more year of Tom Brady, and Wentz is unlikely to become a free agent soon, but there is a chance this match can come to life down the road if the cards fall right.

Reason #1

Wentz has been a top-10 quarterback

Up until this year, Wentz has been a top-10 quarterback on most metrics during his most recent years as a starter. Wentz used to turn the ball over very little, made the most with a horrendous receiving corps, and kept the Eagles relevant despite terrible coaching and front office decisions.

Wentz was the one common thread on that Philly offense during his tenure. In 2019, Wentz set an NFL record as the only quarterback in history to throw for 4,000 yards without a wide receiver totaling over 500 yards. During that same season, Wentz set the franchise record for most yards in a single season. This is the player the Eagles are deriding and running out of town after a down year in a worse situation.

With four games left, Wentz likely won’t have a chance to salvage his career as an Eagle, which is a shame considering what he has accomplished with so little. Much like how Jameis Winston can’t be held to a certain standard without taking circumstances into account, the same should go for Wentz.

If Wentz could accomplish all of this with little help, imagine what he could do with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, O.J. Howard, and an improved offensive line.