The Indianapolis Colts have a new quarterback. Carson Wentz, who most recently played for the Philadelphia Eagles, has been traded to the Colts in exchange for two future draft picks.
The trade was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. Wentz, the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, has a history with Colts Head Coach Frank Reich, who served as the Eagle’s offensive coordinator for Wentz’ first two seasons.
In exchange for Wentz, the Eagles will reportedly receive a third-round pick in the 2021 draft and a conditional second-round pick in the 2022 draft, that could turn into a first-round pick.
Wentz replaces Philip Rivers, who announced his retirement last month after the Colts were eliminated from the playoffs. Rivers played one season in Indianapolis.
The Colts have not made any official statements on the trade. However, the team tweeted a photo of a smiling Frank Reich, which was retweeted by Colts owner Jim Irsay.