CHRISTMAS SUGAR PLUM: EAGLES TRADE WENTZ, ERTZ, GET FOLES BACK!

By Peter Gleason

Okay, it’s Christmas morning, so check out this sugar plum of a proposed trade for the Eagles, courtesy of ESPN:

2021 offseason NFL quarterback dominoes: What if Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott get traded?

The Eagles trade Wentz to the Colts for a third-round pick and a conditional 2022 selection.

The Colts are the best candidate for Wentz. Eagles fans won’t be thrilled about the price tag, but the organization has virtually no leverage in making this deal and can’t afford to take on an expensive replacement.

The addition that makes this deal work is that conditional pick; let’s say that the Eagles get a third-round pick in 2022 if Wentz makes it to the Pro Bowl or a second-round pick if he’s a Pro Bowler and the Colts make it to the AFC Championship Game.

The Eagles would move forward with Jalen Hurts as their starter, but they would still want to add a backup in case Hurts struggles or gets injured.

With limited cap space, the Eagles can pursue an old friend … The Bears trade QB Nick Foles to the Eagles for TE Zach Ertz and a 2021 sixth-round pick.

Chicago doesn’t have much cap space either, but Ertz’s $8.3 million salary would swap in as a replacement for Jimmy Graham, who is likely to be cut after the season.

We all know how much general manager Ryan Pace loves his tight ends, and Ertz would step in alongside

Cole Kmet in two-tight end sets for the Bears. Foles has a $4 million base salary in 2021, which makes him financially feasible for his former team.

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