Saints: 3 offseason realistic trade scenarios for Carson Wentz
If Jameis Winston nor Taysom Hill are the answer for the Saints, could Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz be the answer for Sean Payton?
There is no surprise to any Saints fan that the possibility of Drew Brees retiring at the end of the year is looming large. With his injury in the middle of this year, fans were split on whether they wanted new backup Jameis Winston or multi-tool Taysom Hill to take over for Brees.
Each one has its current and past flaws and Carson Wentz is certainly not unfamiliar with that. The current Philadelphia Eagles quarterback was benched against the Saints last week in favor of rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts who ended up beating the 10-2 team and balling out.
Could Payton see a future in Wentz if the Eagles decide that Hurts is the future? The biggest concern around a trade for Wentz is his salary. The team getting Wentz would be taking roughly a $33 million per year salary hit where $26 million of his 2022 salary is guaranteed in 2021.
All of these trades would be strictly done if the Eagles decide that they will take the $33 million hit on Wentz contract next year. That would mean that Saints could restructure his contract before they have to pay him part of his $128 million contract.