By Tom Brennan

In January of 2016, the Eagles hired Frank Reich as offensive coordinator, and a few months later, they traded up twice from the No. 13 overall pick to the No. 2 spot, where they would then select Wentz out of North Dakota State.

After going 7-9 as a rookie starter in 2016, Wentz put together an MVP caliber season in 2017, throwing 33 touchdowns to 7 interceptions with a league best QBR of 78.5. But ever since tearing his ACL in December of that season (in which Nick Foles filled in and led the Eagles to a Super Bowl title), Wentz has yet to reclaim that type of production.

Wentz is coming off by far his worst NFL season, completing 57 percent of his passes , throwing 16 touchdowns to 15 interceptions and was sacked 50 times in just 12 games played. Questions arose in Philly about how much Wentz wanted to remain part of the organization. Less than two months after giving Wentz a franchise-altering deal, the Eagles decided it was time to move on from him. Skeptics of this trade point to these actions by the Eagles as worrisome for any future Wentz home.

When the Colts prepared for Wentz and the Eagles back in 2018, Reich didn’t hold back in his praise for the “fearless” QB.

“Obviously (Wentz) was having a phenomenal year, just a phenomenal year and probably was the MVP and deserved every bit of it,” Reich said of Wentz in 2018. “What you love about Carson is much like Andrew (Luck), is a team-first guy, an explosive player with the right kind of attitude and the right kind of work ethic.

“It was just fun watching him grow as a player, just in the short two years that we were there together and truly one of my coaching highlights was a chance to work with him. He’s just a class act.”

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