The Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz went via an epic breakup.
It’s not going to be fairly as costly as Invoice and Melinda Gates’ divorce, however by NFL requirements, and with no-prenup, it’s essentially the most expensive within the historical past of the league. The Eagles tackle $33.8 million in dead-cap area by buying and selling Wentz, the largest single dead-cap hit in NFL historical past.
The monetary facet of the cut up was epic, and the opposite “f”…emotions, as in quite a lot of harm ones, made for a messy cut up. What began with a “first date” at a Fargo, ND restaurant ended with Wentz being benched in Week 13 and traded through the offseason.
For Eagles bettors and followers, within the phrases of Intercourse and the Metropolis’s Carrie Bradshaw, “We couldn’t assist however surprise” about our ex in one other metropolis.
Wentz appears pleased with new staff
Whether or not you might be checking in on a university ex or the once-upon-a-time franchise quarterback, Instagram offers a (curated and filtered) glimpse of their lives.
After Wentz was benched at halftime towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers, he didn’t converse to the media for the remainder of the season. The one factor he placed on Instagram after his Dec. 6 benching was “Merry Christmas from the Wentz fam.”
On Feb. 18, the Eagles traded Wentz to the Colts for a third-round draft decide in 2020 and a conditional second-rounder in 2022. Wentz then penned a farewell letter to his teammates, the Metropolis of Philadelphia, and Eagles followers. A couple of month later, Wentz posted a hype video “New Threads, Identical Journey” of him tossing passes, lifting weights and holding his child.
From the standpoint of being dumped a number of instances and having a Carson Wentz jersey hanging in my closet, I can present some private perception to this breakup. Carson appears pleased together with his new staff. I can’t keep in mind the final time I ever noticed him actually smile since he shredded his knee in 2017. Even on the rostrum at Tremendous Bowl LII it felt a bit pressured. He appears extra relaxed and like a weight has been lifted. Additionally, he went on the Pat McAfee Present and gushed about how a lot he loves the Midwest.
“From a household standpoint, I’ve bought an 11-month previous child. I’ve bought a spouse. And my spouse is definitely from Kentucky, so her complete household is a two-and-a-half hour drive away,” Wentz mentioned. “It seems like us. It seems like our tradition, our values and form of our vibe, so to talk.”
Indianapolis Colts 2021 odds
Final 12 months, with 39-year-old Phillip Rivers as their quarterback, the Colts opened the season at +2000 to win the Tremendous Bowl. The Colts completed 11-5, tied with the Tennessee Titans for the most effective report within the AFC South. However the Colts misplaced the tiebreaker because of their report versus division opponents. The Colts misplaced 27-24 to the Buffalo Payments within the AFC Wild Card recreation. Rivers retired in January 2021 ending a seventeen-year profession.
Indianapolis Colts Tremendous Bowl LVI odds
- BetMGM: +2000
- DraftKings: +2800
- Fox Wager: +2200
Indianapolis Colts AFC odds
- BetMGM: +1000
- DraftKings: +1300
- Fox Wager: +1100
Indianapolis Colts AFC South odds
- BetMGM: +100
- DraftKings: +100
- Fox Wager: +100
Indianapolis Colts 2021 schedule
The Colts’ essential competitors within the AFC South will as soon as once more be the Titans. The Houston Texans are in disarray and the standing of quarterback Deshaun Watson is up within the air because of authorized troubles.
The Jacksonville Jaguars gained one recreation final 12 months which resulted in touchdown the No. 1 decide within the NFL Draft, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. However a brand new coach (City Meyer), a rookie quarterback and a rebuilding staff shouldn’t pose a risk to the Colts who’re the favorites to win the AFC South.
The 2021 NFL schedule launch is about for Could 12.
Colts non-divisional house opponents
- New England Patriots
- New York Jets
- Los Angeles Rams
- Seattle Seahawks
- Las Vegas Raiders
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Colts non-divisional away opponents
- Arizona Cardinals
- Baltimore Ravens
- Buffalo Payments
- Miami Dolphins
- San Francisco 49ers
Colts win totals
- DraftKings: Over 10 (+110)/Beneath 10 (-134)
- Fox Wager: Over 9.5 (-143)/Beneath 9.5 (+110)
Will the Colts make the playoffs?
- DraftKings: Sure (-200)/No (+163)
- Fox Wager: Sure (-200)/No (+150)
Carson Wentz 2021 odds
In 2020, Wentz skilled a historic regression. Regardless of solely beginning 12 video games, he completed tied for the league lead in interceptions (15). Maybe one other stat is the true harbinger of Wentz’s woes. He was sacked a league-high 50 instances in these 12 video games. The causes of Wentz’s decline was extensively debated and included lack of weapons, indecisiveness, poor play-calling, an injured offense, and discuss of Wentz not being coachable.
Indianapolis and a reunion with the offensive coordinator who he flourished beneath, Colts coach Frank Reich, offers Wentz a contemporary begin. The betting marketplace for NFL MVP in 2021 is now out there at PA on-line sportsbooks. Nevertheless, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see what Wentz’s odds can be when the Comeback Participant of the Yr betting market is launched.
Carson Wentz 2021 MVP odds
- BetMGM: +4000
- DraftKings: +4000
- Fox Wager: +4000
- FanDuel: +4000
Wentz worthwhile for bettors
Since we’re speaking concerning the ex, it’s a must to share a wild story. And in terms of Wentz, right here’s one Colts bettors ought to keep in mind.
In 2020, Carson Wentz was the second-most worthwhile participant for bettors at DraftKings on-line sportsbook.
Johnny Avello, head of sportsbook and gaming operations at DraftKings, mentioned:
“Carson scored the primary landing in a number of video games at fairly massive odds in order that’s the place the gamers profited.”
Wentz scored the first landing at odds of often +1400 within the following video games:
- Week 2 vs. Los Angeles Rams (first Eagles’ TD)
- Week 4 vs. San Francisco 49ers
- Week 7 vs. New York Giants
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