Buccaneers: 3 reasons why Carson Wentz is a perfect fit
By Rob Leeds
Wentz is still cheap
The quarterback market is skyrocketing in the NFL, and the Eagles thought they were ahead of the curve when Wentz signed a 128 million dollar contract to lock him in for the next four seasons.
After seeing all of the negations this past offseason with Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, and Patrick Mahomes, 32 million per season doesn’t seem too bad for a quarterback that averages 23 touchdowns, ten interceptions, and 3,362 passing yards each season.
Even if the Buccaneers were to trade for Wentz after Brady leaves, there is a good chance that 30 million dollars would become the average for a mediocre quarterback in 2021 or 2022 at the current rate.
Philip Rivers and Tom Brady are both well past their prime, and each made 25 million dollars per year on their current contracts. Wentz is having a down year, but very few franchises in the NFL would pass up a player with his upside at the current price.
The Buccaneers can’t afford to trade for Wentz now with their minimal cap space, but if he was to become a free agent (extremely unlikely) or the Eagles had to dump him, the Bucs could easily have the space down the road.