Why the Carolina Panthers shouldn’t risk it all for Carson Wentz

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Carson Wentz
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Carson Wentz is set to be traded from the Philadelphia Eagles after a dismal 2020 season, but the Carolina Panthers risk it all for the quarterback.

It doesn’t appear as if Carson Wentz will be getting a second chance with the Philadelphia Eagles. The quarterback endured a torrid 2020 season that was a significant fall from grace and it appears as if the organization has already decided to move on from the player despite speculation their head coaching search revolved around a candidate that could develop the former first-round pick.

According to ESPN’s NFL insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, the Eagles are set to confirm a trade early next week involving Wentz, with Philadelphia looking for two first-round selections in return for a player who is still relatively young and might be able to turn things around.

It’s no secret that the Carolina Panthers are looking for a new signal-caller this offseason. They were big players in the Matthew Stafford trade scenario and went as far as requesting his medical records before the Los Angeles Rams came in with a better offer at the 11th hour.

New general manager Scott Fitterer claimed the team is going to be “in on every deal” in a bid to improve their playoff chances. But whether this includes a deal to bring Wentz to the franchise remains to be seen.

This is a massive gamble for any team.

And the Panthers would be wise to give this deal a hard pass despite their clear desire to find an upgrade on Teddy Bridgewater before competitive action gets underway in 2021.