The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a surprise NFL trade when they sent Sam Bradford packing to the Minnesota Vikings just days before the regular season starts. With an underwhelming Chase Daniel and an inexperienced Carson Wentz, fans now question what are the plans of the Darren Sproles team. While others fear that the Philadelphia Eagles plan to put the future of the team on a rookie's shoulders, it appears that they had other plans as a Colin Kaepernick trade is said to be in the works.
Much like Sam Bradford, the San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback has been openly asking for a trade since last season. Taking cue from the Philadelphia Eagles who presumably gave in to the unhappy quarterback, the controversial Colin Kaepernick is expected to be sent to the Philadelphia Eagles soon. With the veteran star in the roster, fans anticipate that Carson Wentz will be pushed as backup.
Rumors are rife that the San Francisco 49ers have never stopped shopping Colin Kaepernick. Due to his steep contract, however, NFL teams have been facing second thoughts on whether it is practical to sign him. Since Carson Wentz seems to still be in danger of re-injuring himself and Chase Daniel has never truly impressed in the gridiron, the Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly pursuing a Colin Kaepernick trade.
The situation of Colin Kaepernick in the San Francisco 49ers has been precarious to locker room dynamics. The veteran quarterback, who had been in talks with the Denver Broncos earlier in the offseason, shared his dismay with the NFL team ever since he got benched in the past season in favor of Blaine Gabbert.
With Chip Kelly choosing Blaine Gabbert over him once again, it looks like Colin Kaepernick has had enough. Speculations are swirling that the San Francisco 49ers backup reached a compromise in terms of his contract just to get out of the roster. Hence, the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly snapped up the chance the moment they heard the news.
However, it should be noted that the NFL trade rumor remains to be verified. That is, no official comment has been given by any of the parties involved. As of now, Colin Kaepernick is still considered part of the San Francisco 49ers roster. As for the Philadelphia Eagles, the team appears to be looking into placing Carson Wentz as their starter over Chase Daniel.
"Obviously, where we are this late in the process, as far as training camp goes, it definitely hurts from a young quarterback standpoint [and] his position to fully grasp and understand the offense," said Doug Peterson of Carson Wentz. He added, "But, again, I just go back to what I see in the classroom, what I see off the field, his work habit here, his work ethic here, and just what he knows and understands."