Listen to NFL insider Peter King join The Rich Eisen Show to explain why he thinks a thin-skinned Carson Wentz ultimately forced himself off a Philadelphia Eagles organization that won the Super Bowl in February of 2018.
After being named a second-team All-Pro in 2017 during a season in which he likely would have won the MVP if not for blowing out his knee in Week 14 of that same year, Wentz would fail to make a Pro Bowl ever again and went just 17-21-1 as a starter during a period in which the Eagles figured he would be emerging as one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Going into the 2019 season Wentz would sign a four-year, $128 million contract, but less than a year and a half later become a backup quarterback to a rookie Jalen Hurts.
In February 2021, just three years after the franchise’s first Super Bowl victory, Wentz was traded to the Colts for a 2021 third-round pick, and a conditional first-round pick in 2022 should Wentz play in a certain number of snaps.
Check out the video above as King details why it all went such horribly wrong for Wentz in such rapid fashion.