Says Andrew Brandt of SI.com:
Of the 1,800-plus players in the NFL there is no player into which a team has made more of an organizational investment than the Eagles have in Carson Wentz.
There are NFL players for whom teams have invested multiple top draft picks; there are NFL players for whom teams have invested contracts totaling north of $100 million; there are NFL players for whom teams have allowed other players to leave to clear the path for that player to succeed. But there is only one team and one player for whom all of those organizational inputs were made: the Eagles and Wentz.
Now, as you may have heard, there is a bit of a problem with that investment. And due to the way NFL player economics work, the solution is not as simple as saying, “Well, that’s a sunk cost” and moving on. While that would be the case were Wentz an NBA or Major League Baseball player, the NFL cap, as is said, “has receipts.” There is a lingering tail on the investment and that tail, no matter if the Eagles keep Wentz or trade him, is not going away. And, in my opinion, neither is Wentz.
Settle in; I’ll take you through this.