NFL rumors: Eagles’ Carson Wentz trade may not happen quickly, league insider says – NJ.com

There is a lot of speculation that Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is about to be traded. To who? No one is exactly sure, but it may not be as quickly as it was first thought to happen.

NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo said a trade involving Wentz would most likely not occur Monday.

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“I think a lot of folks thought, ‘Okay, Super Bowl is going to be over, and then in the morning, this trade is going to be finalized,’” Garafolo said. “I made calls to everyone involved in this one and was told this morning that nothing is imminent. The Eagles are basically waiting for an offer that they think is worthwhile to trade away Carson Wentz.”

Garafolo did add that the two teams previously mentioned as potential destinations for Wentz, the Chicago Bears, and Indianapolis Colts, are still very interested in acquiring Wentz but were not willing to pay the initial price that the Eagles were seeking.

“The Bears and the Colts are amongst the teams involved,” Garafolo said. “I am told that there are more teams involved. I will also tell you that the Bears and Colts have other quarterbacks that they are keeping an eye on, so there are a lot of moving parts and a lot of chess and poker being played here. I can’t really put it on a time frame here. I think he gets traded. I can’t tell you how quickly, but it could be relatively quickly.”

Garafolo also said there is one improbable scenario that could play out in this situation.

“I don’t think this is likely, but one of the options still on the table is they don’t get an offer that they deem worthy, and they say ‘Okay, Carson Wentz, report to training camp,’” Garafolo said. “I believe in the end he is going to be traded, and they will get an offer that will make them part with Wentz.”

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