Carson Wentz is no longer an eagle, but that does not mean Eagles fans are no longer worried about his health.
The terms of the deal that sent Wentz from Philadelphia to Indianapolis say the Eagles will get the Colts ‘first-round draft pick if Wentz plays 75 percent of the Colts’ offensive snaps this season, or if he plays 70 percent of the snaps and the Colts make the playoffs. Otherwise, the Eagles Colts’ second-round pick.
So the Eagles really want Wentz to stay healthy and keep playing. Wentz had to leave Sunday’s match with an ankle injury and it is unclear whether Wentz will play this week.
Given that the Colts are 0-2, it looks like their pick in the first round will be a high one. Which could mean the Colts will bench Wentz late in the season to prevent him from hitting 75 percent of playing time because they don’t want to lose a high pick in the first round. From the Eagles’ perspective, the best case scenario is that Wentz plays just enough, and just well enough, to keep the Colts from throwing in the towel this season — but that Indianapolis will ultimately miss the playoffs.