By Peter Miller
Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated’s MMQB was a guest yesterday on Colin Cowherd’s The Herd, and he believes “Chicago is the front runner” in trade talks for Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
That’s because Bears head coach Matt Nagy and passing game coordinator/QB coach John DeFilippo think that they all “believe that mechanically they can fix” what has gone wrong with Wentz the last couple of years.
Wentz was a legit MVP candidate in 2017 before going down with an injury, and his QB coach that year was DeFilippo who coached him both as a rookie in 2016 and in that Pro Bowl 2017 season.
Breer said that Wentz hasn’t always taken to hard coaching, and that during his time working with DeFilippo that Coach Flip was definitely the “bad cop” in that situation.
Even though Wentz doesn’t have a no-trade clause, it seems his preference is to go play for the Colts and his former offensive coordinator from ‘16 and ‘17, Colts head coach Frank Reich.
Breer reiterated that “the Bears have pushed harder than the Colts,” and with Chicago offering the best return for the Eagles, it’s up the Philly to convince Wentz to accept playing in the Windy City.
From the player’s standpoint, choosing the stable Colts organization over Chicago’s head coach and GM possibly fighting for their jobs in 2021 is a no-brainer, but ultimately Wentz has no say in where he’s dealt.