By Skip Charles in Vegas
It’s not surprising that Carson Wentz is on thin ice in Indy after his total collapse that left the Colts out of the playoffs.
The ex-Eagle 2016 draft pick may be moving on.
And here’s where the sports books along the Strip think of his chances to replace Tom Brady as Bucs QB:
Here’s ESPN’s take:
Would the Colts be willing to trade Wentz away after one season at the helm and with no clear successor on their roster? That’s another question. In light of their disastrous collapse at the end of 2021, Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard refused to commit to Wentz as his 2022 starter. The Colts dealt first- and third-round picks to the Eagles to acquire Wentz, and even given his end to the season, I suspect they would insist on getting a first-round pick back from the Buccaneers in any deal.
The Bucs would also have to get creative to fit Wentz’s deal on their salary cap. He has just under $82 million over the next three seasons. The Bucs could be flexible if necessary, but would they have their own questions about investing in a player who would be on his third franchise in three seasons? Arians might want to push for a Wentz trade, but it wouldn’t be without risks.